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Mercury Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)

Number of Required Items

80
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.670

With the recent auction sale of a PCGS MS66FB 1919-D dime for $212,500 this series is suddenly being looked upon with a new appreciation. The coins of this series have always been popular because of the highly attractive design and the important historical period in which they were struck, but the new price levels are a quantum leap forward. This set can be assembled in circulated grades, low mint state grades, with or without full bands, or a mixture of the above. The message is out, however, that if you wish to build the best set you had better be ready to step up to the plate.

Notes: No bonus points are given for Full Bands (FB) in this set.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Gerald Forsythe 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 100.00% 66.90 67.33 67.33
2 cmcnutt 2015 100.00% 66.81 67.26 67.26
3 Old Merc Set with No Bands V1 2014 100.00% 66.11 66.24 66.24
4 Larry Shapiro No Band Variety Merc Set 2005 100.00% 65.78 R 65.89 65.89
5 William L. Parkinson UPDATED 100.00% 65.08 65.08 65.08

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Gerald Forsythe 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 100.00% 66.90 67.33 67.33
2 cmcnutt 2015 100.00% 66.81 67.26 67.26
3 Old Merc Set with No Bands V1 2014 100.00% 66.11 66.24 66.24
4 William L. Parkinson UPDATED 100.00% 65.08 65.08 65.08
5 J Winter 100.00% 64.17 64.17 64.17
6 cpatton 100.00% 64.02 64.02 64.02
7 balisthx 100.00% 63.52 63.52 63.52
8 KozMc Mercs 100.00% 62.59 62.59 62.59
9 Ugly Ken's Pretty Ladies 100.00% 62.40 62.41 62.41
10 fauxtog 97.50% 65.53 65.54 61.61
11 Dimeman's Mercurys II 98.75% 62.93 62.93 61.05
12 cooldj2 98.75% 62.00 62.00 60.14
13 lannyreese 95.00% 65.10 65.10 60.02
14 Mark Trosper MS65 only-variety 93.75% 64.98 64.98 56.78
15 Aquila'smercs 88.75% 64.32 64.32 52.15
16 LQ Variety 100.00% 51.85 51.85 51.85
17 The Kaye Collection 100.00% 51.19 51.19 51.19
18 lostmountainman 97.50% 53.46 53.46 50.73
19 kgzpop 90.00% 60.86 60.86 49.16
20 LA Steve 95.00% 50.26 50.26 45.88

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