1942/1 Mercury Dime PCGS MS66 FB
Out of all varieties in the Mercury Dime series, the 1942/1 variety is the most popular. In part, this is due to the 1942/1 variety being the most visually compelling of all varieties. More importantly, in Mint State condition, the 1942/1 variety of the Mercury Dime is the most elusive coin in the entire Mercury Dime series. This particular example was graded in MS66 with a Full Bands designation. Out of the 205,432,329 Mercury Dimes minted in Philadelphia during 1942, PCGS has graded 11 1942/1’s in MS66 FB while NGC has only graded 1, with no finer examples known. This overdate error occurred when two separate hubs, one from 1941 and one from 1942, were struck onto the same die. Of all 1942 Mercury Dime dies, only two exhibited this error. One was kept at Philadelphia while the other was shipped to Denver. Due to the limited amount of dies that exhibited this error, there are only a small population of coins that were struck that showcase this overdate error. This stunning 1942 Mercury Dime variety was placed with a satisfied customer by Rare Collectibles TV’s Private Advisory Coin Team.
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|Grade||Mint State 66 Full Bands|
|Population in Grade||12|
|Finer Known Examples||None|