1945-S 10C, FB MS (PCGS# 5061)

2009 CSNS PN

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1945-S 10C MS68 Full Bands PCGS. The last year, the last entry in the series, and obviously the last branch mint issue in the Mercury dime collection, the 1945-S dime is certainly a common coin in most circulated and Mint State grades, with an emission at the end of World War II that nearly reaches 42 million coins. The number of MS67-certified survivors at PCGS numbers several hundred coins, and even if the Full Bands designation is added, the population still stands at several dozen. However, at the present MS68 Full Bands echelon the air suddenly becomes quite rarefied, as the number of certified survivors plunges to a mere two coins (3/09). As such, the present piece is an essential piece for the finest Registry Set--although keen competition might be had from type set collectors who concentrate on last-year-of-issue coins. Honey and jade tinges predominate on the lustrous obverse, with pinkish-gold centers melding into ice-blue at the rims on the equally radiant reverse. The strike is meticulous as expected, and the overall effect is unsurpassable, not only numerically but aesthetically. From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
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