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    1918-D Dime, MS66 Full Bands
    An Elite Condition Census Rarity
    A Registry Set Essential

    1918-D 10C MS66 Full Bands PCGS. The 1918-D is the first issue in the Mercury dime series that is notably elusive in the Full Bands category regardless of grade. Moreover, it stands in contrast to early issues with the vast majority of its Full Bands population residing below the Gem grade level. High-end Full Bands 1918-D dimes are rare sights at public auction, although Gems make occasional appearances, trading hands at strong prices. But the issue becomes a headlining rarity in MS66 Full Bands. Since 1993, we have handled a coin in this grade on only four occasions, including just two PCGS-graded examples. This rarity is consistent with the certified population total. PCGS and NGC combined have seen only four MS66 Full Bands examples, with a single MS67 Full Bands finer (3/17).

    The last PCGS coin that we handled in this grade realized $88,125 in our June 2014 Long Beach Signature sale. The other PCGS coin that we handled appeared nearly two decades ago, in our October 2001 Long Beach Signature sale, where it realized $80,500. These two listings represent the only known previous auction appearances of a 1918-D dime in MS66 Full Bands PCGS. The price record for this issue, however, is claimed by the sole MS67 Full Bands coin, a PCGS specimen, which recently garnered more than $182,000 in Legend's September 2015 Regency Auction XIII.

    The appearance of this PCGS-graded Premium Gem in our 2017 Central States Signature auction is a rare and important Registry Set opportunity. It is numerically equal to the coin in the current highest-rated PCGS Full Bands Basic Registry Set, and it surpasses the coin in the current second-finest Registry Set. The metaphorical weight that this little 2.5 gm dime carries is massive for the Registry Set competitor. The chance to own a 1918-D of this caliber comes along only once in a great while.

    As the grade suggests, this high-end example is potently lustrous and devoid of distracting abrasions. The strike is sharp throughout the central and peripheral relief elements. Original russet, olive, gold, amber, and aquamarine toning surrounds the borders on both sides and encroaches upon the central device on the reverse. The reverse margins and central obverse display warm champagne color. The eye appeal of this coin easily matches the importance of its condition. Population: 3 in 66 Full Bands, 1 finer (3/17).(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 23H6, PCGS# 4919)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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