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    Marvelous MS68 Full Bands 1943 Dime

    1943 10C MS68 Full Bands PCGS. David Lange notes two counterbalancing forces at work with Full Bands examples of the 1943 issue in his Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes: "Typical of Philadelphia Mint dimes from this period, most examples are not fully struck at their centers. The low percentage of full band specimens is offset, however, by the sheer number of Uncirculated coins, making this date easy to locate in any popularly collected grade."
    Among PCGS Registry Set collectors, however, MS68 Full Bands is the grade everybody wants but only three people could have (6/10). One of those examples was in Joshua II, as seen here. Gleaming silver surfaces show faint golden-tan peripheral toning, most visibly at the lower obverse rim. A strongly struck and shining beauty.
    From The Joshua II Collection of Mercury Dimes, #1 All-Time Finest PCGS Registry Set.(Registry values: N991)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23K8, PCGS# 5045)

    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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