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    Lovely Full Bands Gem 1945 Dime

    1945 10C MS65 Full Bands PCGS. The 1945-P Mercury dime is one of the most famous strike rarities for the series, despite a nine-figure mintage that would assure an ample supply in theory. It is not clear exactly why quality control was so poor at the Mint in 1945 (wartime stress being the popular explanation), but the result was that few dimes were made with a complete split in the central reverse crossbands.
    This coin is boldly struck, and it shows full separation between the bands. This elegant piece is pearl-gray overall with apricot undertones on the obverse. There are light die clash marks (as struck) on each side, and a few tiny marks appear on or near the central devices, but these flaws are entirely consistent with the grade assigned. Housed in a prior-generation PCGS holder. Population: 34 in 65 Full Bands, 16 finer (12/07).
    From The Scheppman Collection, #4 PCGS Registry of Full Band Mercury Dimes.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 5A98, PCGS# 5057)

    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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