1917-D Mercury Dime Error Broadstruck Out of Collar PCGS MS65

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Gorgeous 1917-D Mercury Dime Error

In 1917 – the second year the U.S. Mint struck the Mercury Dime – something went wrong. At least one coin was broadstruck out of collar, giving it an out-of-round larger size. Look close at the rim and you’ll notice that it is exceptionally thick and flat.

A “broadstrike” is coin that is struck outside the collar. Without a collar there is nothing to contain the coin during the minting process resulting in the planchet expanding to a diameter larger than what was intended. Thus, the collar acts like a retaining ring that establishes the coin’s final diameter. In order to qualify as a broadstrike, the full design must be present on both sides of the coin.

Normally, the U.S. Mint does an exceptional job of catching these error coins before they make it into circulation. Add in the fact that this coin is more than 100 years old and features one of the most beautiful designs every created for U.S. coinage, and you have a fun and interesting piece – one the U.S. Mint wishes you never had the chance to see!

You want scarcity? The Smithsonian® does not even have an example of this coin. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has never graded another version of this coin and has only seven non-error coins of this date and mint that grade higher. This coin has been certified and graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as being in Gem Uncirculated Mint State-65 (MS65) condition and it’s the only graded and certified error of this date!

This gorgeous coin will not stick around for long. Reserve it to you cart right now before you miss out on this opportunity!

  • KEY ERROR COIN IN THE MERCURY DIME SERIES – The error on this Mercury Dime struck in 1917 at the Denver Mint is it was broadstruck out of collar giving it an out-of-round larger size that is particularly noticeable on the rim where the coin is thick and fat.
  • BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC DESIGN – One of America’s most beloved coins, the Mercury Dime features an image of Lady Liberty with a winged Phrygian cap that made her look like the Roman god Mercury. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, the image was so popular that when the U.S. Mint struck in first Palladium Eagle coin in 2017 it selected Weinman’s design!
  • STRUCK IN FINE SILVER – This key-date Mercury Dime is struck in 2.5 grams of 90% silver and measures 17.9 mm in diameter.
  • 100-YEAR-OLD LEGAL TENDER – The Mercury Dime was 10 cents legal tender. In 1917, it could have purchased a bottle of ketchup, a loaf of bread or a ticket to a silent film.
  • REMARKABLE HIGH-GRADE CONDITION – Your 1917-D Mercury Dime has been graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as being in Gem Uncirculated Mint State-65 (MS65) condition, the only graded and certified error of this date.

What a find! Not only is this Broadstruck Out of Collar 1917-D Mercury Dime a rare-and-unique error coin, it’s also the only certified error of this date! Get it now while it’s still available!

Year of Issue 1917
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded, Circulated
Grade MS65
Denomination 0.10
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Denver - D
Coin Weight 2.5 Grams - g
Dimensions 17.9mm