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29 May 2018

**Unusual Toning Pattern** Mercury Dime**

Coins-United States | Kepi

I have a short blog for you guys today. A Mercury Dime that I won at auction. ( Now that's a surprise, right!) I thought it had some really cool, unusual and angular toning patterns on it. It's a 1945-D, the last year of the Mercury Dimes. Graded by PCGS as a MS66. Unfortunately no full bands this time. For some reason the percentage of full band specimens for this year is lower than usual for a "D" Mint mark dime of the 1940's. This year also had a mintage of 40,245,000. It ranks 55 out of the 77 Non-Proof Mercury Dimes from lowest to highest. The Reverse is a blast white finish, while the Obverse is what caught my eye. It seems to me that perhaps this dime was on an "end" of a roll, causing such angular looking tone patterns and lines. I've seen these type of toning patterns usually on Morgans and Peace Dollars...not too much on Mercury Dimes, so feel quite happy to have this one in my collection. Thanks for looking at my blog. All comments are welcome.

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21 May 2018

**Not Just Another Pretty Face**

Coins-United States | Kepi

I thought I would show off my new addition to my Mercury Dime collection. Now I told myself, cut back on the auctions...take a break. But no...I just had to take a peek at the Dimes on one of my favorites auction houses. There it was, a 1916 Mercury Dime with some amazing and I think unusual toning. Graded by PCGS as a MS64 Full Bands. Oh yeah, this one had my name all over it! There was a bidding war though. About 9 people were interested but not serious... ; ) haha I especially wanted this one as it has Full Bands. I have found that there are alot of pretty Mercury Dimes out there, but not too many that have split bands as well. Toning and Full Bands, can't get better than that... Well, I guess it could have been a 1916 "D"...... ; ) haha Hope you enjoyed my blog! All comments are welcome.

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25 Oct 2017

**Another 1940's Beauty**

Coins-United States | Kepi

Hey Everybody, I thought you might enjoy another one of my toned Mercury Dimes. This one I also won at auction. It's a 1941*** AU 58 graded by NGC. This wasn't an expensive piece but I thought the toning was kinda wild! You'll notice it was minted in the 1940's like my other one...and again it has toned also. Whats with the 1940's and the toning of Mercury Dimes? I don't know but whatever it is I love it! ; ) Enjoy and have a great day!

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24 Oct 2017

**Now that's what I call toning!**

Coins-United States | Kepi

You know I'm a push over for a beautifully toned Mercury Dime. These are my favorite of all the US coinage. So when this one came up for auction I couldn't resist. It's a 1945- D graded MS 66. It almost looks like full bands although the grader didn't specify that. It has an icy feeling with those blue and purple hues. It seems that for some reason there are a lot of toned Mercury Dimes dated in the 1940's. Hope you enjoy the photo's!

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29 Jul 2017

*Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder*...Toned Mercury Dime

Coins-United States | Kepi

As you might know I have a weakness for toned Mercury Dimes... After a back and forth bidding war to the last few seconds I came out victorious! ( Without going over budget ) Whew! I was happy about that as I really wanted this beauty! It's a 1937 Mercury Dime MS66FB toned. I have to say the photo's on the auction site didn't do to it justice, although beautiful, when I had the actual dime in my hands the colors were even more brilliant and vivid than I could have imagined! : ) I wanted to share with all of you this beautiful coin!

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12 Mar 2017

MERCURY MILESTONE!!!

Coins-United States | Kepi

I've been working on my Dansco Mercury Dime Album for awhile now and I've reached a milestone and wanted to share it with my fellow Numi's! This is the second page all holes filled! I decided to choose dimes that "talked" to me rather than picking out all with a similar look or grade. Thus I have toned, blast white, full split bands, no bands...I love all my dimes! : ) Just a note... only 8 empty holes on page one! : )

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