The 1945-D Mercury Dime is in proof condition. It was coined at the United States Mint in Denver, Colorado. PCGS, the Professional Coin Grading Service has given it a grading of MS66, meaning the coin presents “full mint luster” and possesses “above average eye appeal.” It is made of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
Grade: MS 66 FB
Mint Location: Denver
Coin: Mercury Dime
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
The year 1945 is a hallmark for the Mercury Dime–in the years to follow, they were never printed again. Despite its legend, the face isn’t Mercury, a Greek goddess. It is Lady Liberty. The coin’s official title would be the “Winged Liberty Head, 1916–1945.” Its composition of 90/10 silver and copper reflects the composition of the original dime, in 1792, at 89.24 percent silver and 10.76 percent copper.
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PGCS Grade MS66: Above average strike. Full mint luster is required for the MS66 level. A mint state 66 graded coin should have above average eye appeal and be considered attractive for the issue. A few, small scattered marks may be present, but not a single, large obvious mark that detracts from the overall nice appeal of the coin.
Professional Coin Grading Service is a coin grading, authentication, attribution, and encapsulation service founded in 1985. The firm has divisions in Europe and Asia, and PCGS has graded over 33 million coins valued at over $29 billion. The founders’ intent was to establish definitive grading standards. PCGS began operations on February 3,1986. The firm has since started grading foreign coins and established divisions in Europe and Asia. The PCGS holder is made of clear, inert plastic and is stackable. Anti-counterfeiting measures include a hologram on the back and markings within the holder. Printed on the front of the blue paper insert is the coin’s type, denomination, grade, attribution, pedigree (if any), serial number, Universal Product Code (UPC), and other pertinent information.