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    1916-D Mercury Dime, MS63
    Pleasing, Lustrous Surfaces

    1916-D 10C MS63 PCGS. CAC. The 1916-D Mercury dime is the undisputed key to the series with its remarkably low production of 264,000 coins. The 1921-P and 1921-D issues rank "distant second" with mintages of slightly more than 1 million pieces each. The 1916-D was generally a well-struck issue, but it has an unusual grade distribution. Many examples are found in the range from Fair or Almost Good to Very Good (Poor examples generally show insufficient mintmark to distinguish from a 1916-P), with an occasional Fine coin found. Specimens in the range of Very Fine to AU (and more specifically, XF40 to AU53) are seldom seen, and nice examples with good eye appeal in that grade range are highly prized. In Uncirculated grades the 1916-D is especially sought after. This Select example has light golden-reddish patina with strong underlying mint luster. There are few marks on either side, none obvious, and the center band details are almost completely defined.
    From The Fred Yee Collection.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23GY, PCGS# 4906)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2012
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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