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How to Tell Split Bands and Detecting Hairlines on Mercury Dimes VIDEO: 10:21

Bill Fivaz, numismatist.

Learn how to tell split bands and detect hairlines on Mercury dimes from Bill Fivaz.

Bill is a longtime collector and researcher of various areas of numismatics. He is a published numismatic author including “Cherrypickers Guide to US Coins”.

Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015

2015 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida:

The Florida United Numismatists is host of the nation’s largest coin show, held annually at the beginning of January. Over 15,000 collectors and dealers from around the U.S. and the world converge in the sunny climate for the first bellwether gathering of the year.

The Summer FUN coin convention is smaller that the winter show, but still remains a priority venue for the major dealers and local collectors. It also includes the Summer FUN Heritage Signature coin auction which is an important sale of rare US coins.

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    • There is a market for high grade uncirculated Mercury dimes with full bands. My advice is have the coin graded by PCGS or NGC and get a professional opinion on the coin’s condition.


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