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Another 1916 Merc

31 May

…without a mint mark! Sigh!

I took Maurice, my XP Deus metal detector, to a city park that opened in 1925. Other hunters in my group have found silver there but I hadn’t yet. Until today that is.

When I got there at lunch time, the mowing crews were out so I picked a part of the park that I thought they would mow last and began my quest. 20 minutes into the hunt I got an ugly signal with a sweet high tone component to it. It was relatively deep so I went for it. At around the seven inch mark and on the side of the hole, I pulled this 1916, no mint mark Mercury dime:

1916noD

1916clean

It is my second 1916 Mercury dime ever. The first one I found with the AT Pro at a different city park. Neither one of them had the D on the reverse and both of them were in very worn condition.

Still, I am happy I pulled silver from this park. It is my life-long goal to pull silver from all pre-1950 parks within the city limits. We’ll see how I do.

Thank you for looking!

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2 Responses to “Another 1916 Merc”

  1. A.K. May 31, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    I really like the Mercury dime – maybe it’s the design, but it’s one of my favorite US coins. Nice find.

    • pulltabMiner June 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

      Thank you! You know, I did not feel like a metal detectorist until I found my first Mercury dime. I love them too.

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