Learn how to grade Mercury (Liberty) Head Dimes with pictures of G4, VG, F12, VF, EF, AU, MS (BU) grades. Also, visit our Mercury Dime facts page and see .
later) in circulated grades (usually. Very Fine or lower). Higher grades (XF and better) bring a small premium, and common uncirculated Mercury Dimes are.
Follow the video, refer to the close-up images and compare your coins to the descriptions. Grading Mercury Dimes is a matter of judging certain telltale signs .
Grading Mercury Dimes requires evaluations of four elements: surface, strike, luster and eye appeal. Read the grading Mercury Dimes article by NGC to learn .
G4 Good: Letters and date clear. Lines and bands in fasces are obliterated. VG8 Very Good: One-half of sticks discernible in fasces. F12 Fine: All sticks in fasces .
The Sheldon Scale rates from 1 to 70. Despite repeated arguments by the large Third Party Grading services (TPG) to change to a 100 point scale, Sheldon's .