An encased dime, believed to be the first in the past 40 years, has been issued by Rexdale Publishing of Hackensack, N.J., through Encased Collectors International of Pinch, W.V.
The 300 pieces were produced by Penny Press Mint of Spanish Fork, Utah, using uncirculated dimes dated 1947-2006.
The encased was designed to heighten voter registration, education and participation in the electoral process. One side of the encasement reads REPUBLICAN | EDUCATE YOURSELF | AND VOTE
Cost is $5 for copper-nickel; $8 for silver and and $12 for a set of two (one of each metal). Add 75 cents for postage. They can be ordered through P.O. Box 563, Hackensack, NJ 07602.