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    1916D Mercury Dime Worn

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Size:  106.8 KB I bought a set at my coin shop with other diffrent coins of all this coin caught my eye. I asked the dealer for a scope and she handed me a handheld microscope I could not use it quite well big scope low-lighted room. Is this a 1916 D Mercury dime? The dime is readablle but the mintmark is hard to see. I took alot of pictures with the best close ups I can possibly take. I would say this is about good? Before I take this coin back to my dealer I want your input so I dont walk in looking like a fool.

    The pictures are the same coin my camera is about to die used too much. I tried zooming under several options these are the best I could get.
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    Welcome aboard and great pics!

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    This forum gets very little traffic and I don't know how many responses you are going to get so I am going to duplicate my post from CT

    I am sorry but the mintmark on a genuine 1916-D Mercury Dime is very prominent even in the lowest grades. I have posted a link to all of the AG or lower 16-D Mercs sold by Heritage. After about 5 or 10, you should realize that what your are seeing on your coin is not a mintmark. The photo below is of a F-2 example which is more worn than your coin yet the top of the mintmark is still plainly visible without a loupe.

    Heritage Archives for P01-AG3 1916-D Mercury Dimes


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    The 1916 D Mercury dime is one of the most counterfeited coins in existence, the reason why is because since it's existence, it has been rare, and sought after. This is turn has given counterfeiters years and years to perfect their methods to fool you, and the internet is their playground. You see though, educated buyer can EASILY spot fakes within seconds on about 30% of the fakes because the counterfeiters didn't do their homework initailly..........

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    It looks like the coin doesn’t have a mint mark….. indicates you might not have had a genuine buy. You can either have the coin assayed by a reputable company and be completely sure of what you have or return it back to the dealer and get it over and done with.

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    What is kind of metal, it's not like a pure gold metal.

 

 

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