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    1942 Dime, Vividly Toned PR69
    Sole PCGS Mercury Dime in This Grade
    CoinFacts Plate Coin

    1942 10C PR69 PCGS. CAC. Mint records show 22,329 proof dimes were struck in 1942, a year in which proof coins could be ordered individually or as complete sets. All of the proof coins received a Brilliant Proof finish, and true cameo proofs for the year are essentially nonexistent. If purchased as a set or with other coins, each individual coin was packaged in a separate cellophane sleeve, and multiple coins were then stapled together and wrapped in tissue. Mint personnel then shipped the coins in either a box or envelope, depending on the size of the order. It is interesting to speculate how such rudimentary packaging might have resulted in the fantastic toning on this near-perfect Superb Gem dime, and how it escaped unblemished into a collector's hands.

    A crescent of fiery red and brilliant gold decorates the rear of Mercury's cap. (Yes, we know it is Liberty, but here it appears to be Mercury, messenger of the gods, in a hurry to deliver an important communication.) Pale jade and sandy-tan shows in other areas of the obverse, with the profile largely untoned otherwise. The eye appeal is simply incredible, as the grade implies. More of the same palette appears on the reverse, even more extensively, and the strike and preservation are absolutely impeccable.

    This PR69 Mercury dime with the CAC green approval sticker will be hotly contested at auction. This is the only PR69 Mercury dime of any date certified at PCGS. There are no others. A type coin of immense importance. This piece is also the PCGS CoinFacts plate coin. Bring your most liberal bids to capture this prize.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27DN, PCGS# 5077)

    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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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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