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Coin Finds: Buried Treasure in 1974

When I went through my change I found a 1944 Lincoln wheat penny from the San Francisco Mint and a 1944 Lincoln wheat penny from the Denver mint. I wonder if they are of any value since I believe they … Continue reading

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Dimes in a Penny Roll

I get my rolls of pennies from my Community Bank. This time, I found two dimes that were the same color amidst the pennies. One dime was from 1967. It was nice to have a little extra money in a … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: What Could a Dime Purchase in the 19th Century?

Why was our half dime introduced in 1794, but the dime didn’t appear until two years later? Spanish colonial American silver 1-reale coins were valued at 12.5 cents and circulated widely at the time our domestic coinage was introduced. Since … Continue reading

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Dimes make strong start in 2012

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

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Are 1945-S dime prices in right place

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

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Demand shifts to best 1918-D dimes

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

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