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Tag Archives: dimes
Are you short of dimes? You might think a lot of people are judging from January Mint production numbers. The Denver and Philadelphia coining facilities teamed up to strike 194 million dimes. At that rate over the 12 months of the calendar year, output would rise by 55 percent. Continue reading
Back in the 1950s there was a lot of interest in the 1945-S Mercury dime. In fact, there was even speculation that some 1945-S Mercury dimes with a smaller than normal mintmark might turn out to be significant rarities. Continue reading
Historically speaking, when it comes to regular date Mercury dimes, most have figured the set to be the 1916-D followed at a great distance by the 1921 and 1921-D with no other dates coming close. Of course, much of the traditional thinking about Mercury dimes comes from the period prior to grading services and even before designations like MS-60 and MS-65 were used. Continue reading