Public sale Information
On Sunday, January 23, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com within the public sale of a 1972 Roosevelt dime graded PCGS MS66 with Full Bands. A situation census instance pedigreed to collector LS Brown, this 1972 dime is a crucial providing for collectors who’re constructing a PCGS Registry Set of Roosevelt dimes. On the time of publication, bidding has been energetic, leaping to $167 (USD) with 25 bids and 12 days to go.
Particular Coin information
A cursory take a look at the 1972 dime’s mintage obscures the true story behind why this GreatCollections providing ought to curiosity collectors. With a mintage of 431,540,000, the 1972 Philadelphia Roosevelt Dime is extraordinarily frequent. From 1970 to 1975, the Philadelphia Mint averaged 462,260,380 cash per yr. One should not have any downside securing a Mint State instance and circulated 1972 dimes nonetheless flip up in pocket change.
What makes this instance extremely uncommon is that it has been attributed as “Full Bands”.
PCGS Coinfacts estimates that the survival price of kind in MS 65 and above with full bands is 8,630 out of the problem’s 460+ million mintage. That quantity appears considerably out of line with the variety of cash licensed so far. At MS66 FB, this coin is certainly one of solely eight in MS66 with solely two items graded greater: one every in MS67 and MS67+.
As well as, this instance is properly struck and evenly toned, with above-average eye enchantment.
PCGS added the official Full Bands designation to their inhabitants report on September 1, 2003, resulting from widespread demand. An announcement within the PCGS Uncommon Coin Market Report said that Roosevelt Dimes graded MS60 or greater could be eligible for this new designation.
To be thought-about a real Full Bands instance, every pair of bands throughout the highest and backside of the torch on the heart of the reverse design should be full. Whereas there may be slight die put on, PCGS requires that the bands should be absolutely separated, and with none noticeable cuts or marks interrupting the bands. Typically, to qualify for this designation, the coin should be properly struck and have sharp particulars.
Whereas the Full Bands designation is utilized by PCGS, collectors ought to observe that NGC makes use of the same metric known as “Full Torch”. A barely extra rigorous designation, Full Torch examples should even have well-defined vertical strains on the torch. If graded by NGC, this instance would most definitely qualify for each designations.
The discrepancy between the big normal mintage of Roosevelt dimes and the survival price of examples with Full Bands may be attributed to the truth that the dies have been both weakly engraved or the coin was weakly struck. Each of which resulted in lots of examples having mushy reverse particulars. Curiously, proof dimes will not be given the FB or FT designation, as a result of all proof cash ought to be properly struck with full particulars.
This good-looking coin comes from the Erasmus Corridor Assortment, which was assembled by the famous New York Metropolis doctor and medical faculty professor, Dr. Lawrence S. Brown Jr.
A adorned US Military veteran who fought within the Vietnam Warfare, Dr. Brown has been gathering fashionable circulating and commemorative US cash because the age of 12. He has assembled a number of the most notable registry units at present posted within the PCGS Set Registry, of which this Roosevelt Dime is a component.
Like all present US cash besides the Lincoln cent, the Roosevelt Dime’s obverse design is dominated by a left-facing profile of the eponymous president. Situated within the northwest quadrant, straight inside the sleek rim, is the legend LIBERTY. Beneath the bust’s chin, in smaller letters is the second obverse legend, IN GOD WE TRUST. The date, 1972 is squeezed straight under the neck truncation and to the proper of the initials “JS” of John R. Sinnock, the coin’s designer. When this coin was struck, the Philadelphia Mint was not utilizing a mintmark. Eight years later, nevertheless, the mint would start utilizing the “P” mintmark.
Fully encircling the reverse design on the high are the phrases UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and on the underside in barely bigger phrases is the denomination ONE DIME. The flaming torch, which symbolizes liberty, is showcased because the central characteristic of this coin’s reverse design. The torch is flanked by an olive department on the left and an oak department on the proper, which signify peace and victory, respectively. America’s conventional motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is break up into 4 components (E PLU / RIB / US U / NUM) by the branches and torch. Because the breaks will not be between the Latin phrases, there are centering dots in every phrase break.
Bidding ends on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 05:26:28 PM Pacific Time (PT).