DESCRIPTION Virtually Pristine Proof-68 Mercury Dime1938 Mercury Dime. Proof-68 (PCGS).
The flawless surfaces of this winged Proof are blanketed with the faintest traces of apricot patina throughout. A watery reflectivity glistens in the fields, complementing the undisturbed brilliance that is seen across the design elements. Sharply rendered and undeniably original, this piece is an exceptional representative of this issue.
8,728 Mercury dimes were struck in Proof format in 1938, the majority of which survive in Gem condition for today's collectors. In Proof-68, however, availability is sparse, as PCGS notes just 17 certified examples with only one finer in Proof-68+.PCGS# 5073. NGC ID: 27DJ. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/5073http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=27DJ
PCGS Population: 17; just 1 finer in Proof-68+.