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The Mint and Coinage in 1837

by R.W. Julian  Some years in American numismatic history are more colorful than others but for the 19th century, we often think of 1873 as the most interesting. Yet 1837 has to be regarded as even more important in the … Continue reading

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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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