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    Single Finest Certified 1929-D Dime
    MS68 Full Bands

    1929-D 10C MS68 Full Bands PCGS. CAC. Ex: Joshua II. Of all the 1929-D dimes that have been sent to PCGS and NGC over the past quarter-century, only the present lot has achieved the MS68 Full Bands grade from either major service. PCGS has graded two 1929-D dimes as MS68, and NGC adds another MS68 example, but none of those three coins earned a Full Bands designation. If one is willing to settle for typical Mint State quality, Full Bands examples are available, but the preponderance of such pieces are in the MS64 and MS65 grades. They cannot compare with the pristine preservation of the present coin.
    This ultimate representative is lightly toned in wisps of tan-gold and ice-blue. The lustrous surfaces are devoid of any sign of abrasion. The strike is full with the exception of the tops of the LI in LIBERTY, which show slight spreading toward the rim characteristic of the dished borders of this widely collected type. A glimpse of prooflike luster is noted on the field near Liberty's profile.
    Likely because of the Great Depression, which took hold in 1930, no dimes were struck at Denver that year. The 1931-D mintage is the lowest of any post-1921 issue, and Denver again omitted dime coinage in 1932 and 1933. The 1929-D mintage is just above 5 million pieces and at a typical level for branch mint issues from the 1920s, although the lowest mintage at Denver between 1934 and 1945, the 1938-D, is more than half a million pieces greater than the 1929-D. Although high-mintage, late-date Denver issues such as the 1944-D are available in MS68 Full Bands, it is unlikely that another 1929-D of the present quality exists.
    From The Joshua II Collection of Mercury Dimes, #1 All-Time Finest PCGS Registry Set.(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23J3, PCGS# 4975)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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