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Tag Archives: dime
The 1921 Mercury dime is an interesting story as a semi-key Mercury dime, but it is also part of a larger story that makes it even more interesting as a sign of the times. This combination makes it a nice addition to any collection. Continue reading
Call it prejudice, call it lack of study, call it anything you want, but in a lot of cases, and especially in a set like the Barber dimes, the coins from Philadelphia sometimes do not get the attention they should receive. Continue reading
By being a relatively quiet area of the market, many dimes are great values. This is especially true of Seated Liberty dimes. That said, the 1860-O dime is relatively expensive, but it is safe to suggest that it is worth every nickel of its current price. Continue reading
The Mercury dime set has been seen by many as basically a one-coin set. There is the key 1916-D, and then there are all the others. Those with a wider view might point out that there are the 1942/41 and 1942/41-D, but these are overdates and don’t have to be included in a regular set. Continue reading