Number of Required Coins : 18

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 70.125

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A Short Set of Mercury Dimes with Full Bands does not appear to be a major challenge, except for one coin. For some reason, the 1945-P is a significant rarity with Full Bands. While as a simple date it is dirt common, finding a Full Bands example is anything but easy. In thirty years, PCGS has certified only about 120 examples. That's a average of only about four per year! And while for many 18th and 19th century rarities that may seem like a lot, for a set as popular as Mercury Dimes, it is downright RARE. Good luck.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% Complete%FBWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Joshua II Click to view Set Images 100.00%100.00%
Retired on 8/13/2010
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 69.844
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 69.844
69.84
69.84
2 Old Merc Short Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%100.00%
Retired on 1/10/2011
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 69.453
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 69.453
69.45
69.45
3 Larry Shapiro Mercury Short Set 100.00%100.00%
Retired on 10/14/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 69.438
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 69.438
69.44
69.44
4 Little Blue River Collection 100.00%100.00% 69.27 69.27
5 Reseda Collection 100.00%94.44%
Retired on 3/19/2007
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 69.250
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 69.250
69.25
69.25
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Current Finest
RankCollection% Complete%FBWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Little Blue River Collection 100.00%100.00% 69.27 69.27
2 remumc Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%94.44% 69.05 69.05
2 Buckeye's Blast White FB Mercs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%94.44% 69.05 69.05
4 marie V 100.00%100.00% 69.03 69.03
4 lannyreese Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%100.00% 69.03 69.03
6 Larry K's MD FB Short Set 100.00%94.44% 69.00 69.00
7 RJM's Short -N- Sweet Mercury Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%94.44% 68.97 68.97
7 Ugly Ken's Pretty Ladies Click to view Set Images 100.00%94.44% 68.97 68.97
9 The Sheffield Collection III Click to Contact Owner 100.00%94.44% 68.94 68.94
9 Hallicrafters Click to Contact Owner 100.00%94.44% 68.94 68.94
9 RmanMercShortFB Click to view Set Images 100.00%94.44% 68.94 68.94
12 A Thompson's Mercury Dimes FB Short Set 100.00%94.44% 68.91 68.91
13 Mac & Sally's Mercurys. Short Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%94.44% 68.88 68.88
14 The Byram Lake Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%94.44% 68.84 68.84
15 jimblasius 100.00%94.44% 68.81 68.81
16 SJO 100.00%94.44% 68.72 68.72
17 QuattroCoins Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%94.44% 68.66 68.66
18 Lantern Collection 100.00%83.33% 68.63 68.63
19 cooldj2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%94.44% 68.56 68.56
20 Aquila'smercs Click to view Set Images 100.00%94.44% 68.53 68.53
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