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This Mercury Dime just doesn’t look right to me. What do you guys think?

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agreed. Looks harshly cleaned, if nothing else.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a 42 over 41 Merc to me.

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @124Spider said:
    Agreed. Looks harshly cleaned, if nothing else.

    I’d go with genuine and cleaned but not harshly so.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @124Spider said:
    Agreed. Looks harshly cleaned, if nothing else.

    I’d go with genuine and cleaned but not harshly so.

    I'll happily defer to you. :)

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MAD

  • MtW124MtW124 Posts: 258 ✭✭✭

    Coin week has an article and it looks just like the counterfeit they show

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @124Spider said:

    @MFeld said:

    @124Spider said:
    Agreed. Looks harshly cleaned, if nothing else.

    I’d go with genuine and cleaned but not harshly so.

    I'll happily defer to you. :)

    I could be wrong about either or both.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • MtW124MtW124 Posts: 258 ✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2024 4:15PM

    I was going to bid on it today but after reading the article I decided it looked like to much of a risk for me. That’s why I was asking here. Thanks for all of the thoughts but I stil will pass on this one.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MtW124 said:
    I was going to bid on it today but after reading the article I decided it looked like to much of a risk for me. That’s why I was asking here. Thanks for all of the thoughts but I stil will pass on this one.

    I’m glad to hear that, as I don’t think it’s worth the risk and potential hassle

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The reverse looks off to me more than the obverse but the obverse isn't great either.

  • MtW124MtW124 Posts: 258 ✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2024 4:32PM

    The back of mercury’s head by the wing is what caught my eye. The coin in the article on counterfeits and the coin on eBay had the same issue.

  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    alibaba fake

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MtW124 said:
    I was going to bid on it today but after reading the article I decided it looked like to much of a risk for me. That’s why I was asking here. Thanks for all of the thoughts but I stil will pass on this one.

    FWIW, I wouldn't consider buying an iconic coin raw off of eBay. Especially from a seller with less than 99.9% positive rating.

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first impression was counterfeit.

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  • HiBuckyHiBucky Posts: 577 ✭✭✭

    FYI ,.... We had a dealer pay a customer $2000.00 for mercury dimes that came into his store. This happened in the Western New York area. After the customer left his store he noticed something did not look right.. The dimes Mercury and Barbers turned out to be fake everyone of them. I asked him how could this happen to such a seasoned dealer and collector he said they looked right they looked good. I think what happened was the coins condition were way above average and a good deal was about to be made but in the sellers favor. The FBI and secret service we brought in. Can you believe they are counterfeiting dimes and that is another reason why he may have failed to really look at the coins...

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone thought it was worth almost 450 bucks!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Someone thought it was worth almost 450 bucks!

    Someone hadn't heard that "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

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