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Mercury dime of 1921 a key date

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

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1895 Barber dime full of surprises

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

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New Orleans tough place for coins

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

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1931 Mercury dime reflection of its time

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

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