Jun 18, 2012, 01:30 PM
Mercury Dimes - pretty sure I got a 1916D
First off, a few months ago I pulled a very worn 1916 mercury dime. No mint mark was visual with the naked eye. However, I took a photograph with it and blew up the picture. I am 99.999% sure I see a worn D there. I have had mixed opinions from those that have viewed the picture, mostly from my super skeptical significant other, but I am sure it's there. I plan to upload a picture very soon, but I'm lazy and I finally wanted to post this thread.
Does anyone know how PCGS will treat this? I need to get it graded. How do they determine what a mintmark was if it's so worn it can't be seen without the aid of a camera? I heard they can blast it with shortwaves and get an accurate picture of the mintmark, anyone ever heard of this? I'm wondering if I should call them.
Went through three boxes of dimes yesterday ( I don't count the fourth skunk brink box, I hate those things).
Box 1 - 52d roosie
Box 2 - '43 merc (x2), 42 merc
Box 3 - 23d merc, 64 and 61d roosies
I'm killen these mercs. I can't wait to find out if I got the holy grail, the 1916-D. I will keep you all updated!!!
Jun 18, 2012, 01:42 PM
Kind of pointless without a pic...
Jun 18, 2012, 01:47 PM
if it is, you got the queen right there!
would love to see the pictures... probrably an "S" based off of no pictures, but you never know!
p.s. on a worn merc, the "S" and "D" kind of look the same to the naked eye, to me at least.
Jun 18, 2012, 11:57 PM
hey thanks Buffboy, always the kind of info I am looking for. you are a good man
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