1916-D 10C MS67 Full Bands PCGS. CAC....
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Demand for the 1916-D Mercury dimes is partly due to the low mintage, and partly due to their status as first-year-of-issue type coins. Many type collectors seek only first-year coins, while others choose only key dates for their collections.
Four different reverse dies are known for the 1916-D dime coinage, and all four are illustrated in David Lange's The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes. The upper left serif of the repunched mintmark is minutely notched, and matches Die 2 illustrated in Lange's reference.
Both sides of this coin are alive with mint frost that shimmers beneath rich orange-gold, olive, and blue-gray toning. Every feature is fully struck, and the all-important central bands are razor-sharp. The surfaces are smooth enough to suggest an even higher grade. This is only the third MS67 Full Bands PCGS example of the date to appear in any of our auctions, and the other two were presented in 2001 and 2003. The collector who has been waiting since 2001 or 2003 to acquire the finest PCGS-certified 1916-D dime must take full advantage of the present opportunity. Population: 6 in 67 Full Bands, 0 finer (4/10).
Ex: William Dominick Collection (Heritage, 4/2001), lot 6208.
From The Joshua II Collection of Mercury Dimes, #1 All-Time Finest PCGS Registry Set.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 23GY, PCGS# 4907)
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