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Will a U.S palladium bullion coin with a Mercury dime obverse design be popular?

Editor David C. Harper wants to know:

Will a U.S palladium bullion coin with a Mercury dime obverse design be popular?

Let us know your thoughts by entering your comments below or by emailing: david.harper@fwmedia.com. Please include your first and last name, city and state.

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One Response to Will a U.S palladium bullion coin with a Mercury dime obverse design be popular?

  1. dconley says:

    I must get my hardcopy magazine late, because when I go the website to answer the poll, you have moved on to the next question. So pardon me if my answer is an issue late but I wanted to comment on the question in the March 7 edition ” Should Morgan dollars graded ‘Good’ be worth more than melt value?” My answer is yes. Many people, myself included, collect for the sheer enjoyment of collecting. We may rarely, if ever, sell our coins, so we are not into the hobby to make a profit. Coins are also a part of our history therefore we are not collecting a commodity to be bought, sold and bartered; we are collecting bits and pieces of our nation’s history, not just in coins, but in the people themselves.

    Every time I find or purchase a circulated coin, especially those in grades below Fine, I look at them and ponder, “how many people have handled this coin, and what did they buy with it?” That dollar, quarter, or nickel, could have belonged to a farmer cultivating the open prairie; it may have been the last coin in his pocket and he may have used it to purchase a loaf of bread to feed his family. It may have been used by a cowboy, coming off the dusty Sonora into town to purchase a cold brew at the local saloon. Perhaps a soldier carried that coin in his pocket as he went into battle. These are romantic notions indeed, but entirely possible.

    Every coin has a history, whether we can trace it or not, which is why every coin should have at least some collector value, regardless of condition. Every coin should be considered part of our national treasures. Would we value any of our other national treasures at “melt value?”

    Daryl Conley
    Truth or Consequences, NM

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