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Sunday, August 14, 2011

1942/1 Mercury Dime One of the most dramatic over dates

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The 1942/1 Mercury Dime


One of the most dramatic
over dates! of the 20 th century. This error was not discovered until a year after the mint released them.
This accounts for the many coins in worn condition. The coin has numerous forgeries. Quick back ground history.



In 1941 after making the quote of dimes for the mint to use for business strikes, it was found that many 1941 coins were left over. Comes 1942 it was assumed that one would not notice if they used these coins and re struck them as 1942.
All the coins left in the coin bins were use (un-known number) and re-struck. They were released to the public. This is were we get the over strike .
One very very important and noticeable by eye, is the design of the 1942 dime had changed slightly. This helpful tip is very good way to check for the authenticity of a real 1942/1. The right wing,
was slightly moved so that the "R" doesn't touch the wing. All dimes for 1942-45. The "r" don't touch the wing. Any coin altered will show a space at this point. Another characteristic is the display of of doubling of the "4" and a tiny die line that almost connects
to the "9". With that the numeral "1" appears to right of the "2" and is slightly lower on genuine. Most forgeries try taking a 1942 coin and gluing a one on to it. Another one is tying to grind the "4" on a 1944 to a one and adding a 4 to it.



This concludes Part 2 The 1942/1 Mercury Dime "How To Detect Counterfeit & Altered Coins".
By Pop Pino's Coins

P.S. My dad was fascinated by this coin because it was an error crated my Mint Personnel. "Trust me son," "if i were in charge this
coin would never exist." That was my Pop
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