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Lot 1646

1939 Mercury Dime. PCGS graded Proof 66. 1st generation holder. Only 9,321 Proofs minted this year. New designs introduced with the Mercury dime in 1916 precluded normal "basining" of the dies to give a high polished look, which is one reason the mint abstained from manufacturing Proofs. By 1936, collector pressure caused the mint to reassess its policy. After experimentation, the die makers were able to overcome the obstactles (partially). Although often, upon repolishing the dies during production of the Proofs, a little bit of the design was eroded away from the bridge of Liberty's nose to some of the branches and leaves of the olive sprig on the reverse (which is the case here) (PCGS # 5074) .
Estimated Value $300 - 350.

Realized $380

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