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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:20 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dollardime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I am a manager at a major retailer. One of my cashiers received this from a customer. She thought it was a Canadian coin and was going to literally throw it away. I may be a total novice but I sure recognize a Mercury dime when I see one.



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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:34 pm  Show Profile Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think that the "W" you are referring to on the obverse are the designers initials AW for Adolph Weinman.

The mint mark would be on the reverse between the the fasces and the "E" in ONE. Yous is from Philadelphia, hence no mint mark.

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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That W has an A under it and they are the initials of the designer, Adolph Weinman. The mintmark would be on the reverse between the E in ONE and the branch, and since there is none it means that it was minted in Philadephia.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dollardime to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
See, I told you I was a total notice :) Thanks for the info!
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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
She shouldn't be throwing away old Canadian dimes either, they're silver too! I found a 1943 silver Canadian dime in circulation all the way down in Florida, so you need to watch for those too.
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02/23/2012 6:46 pm
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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We all have to start somewhere
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 238, Byzantine: 34, Post-Roman Germanic: 21
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 Posted 02/23/2012  7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LincolnGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
She must not be the brightest crayon in the box. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on the reverse means its not Canadian...
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 Posted 02/23/2012  10:12 pm  Show Profile Check macmercury's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find! Wish those were still in changes in my area.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penny4Me to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1944 dime has silver value about $2.50,
I guess it could look like Queen Mercury?
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 Posted 02/23/2012  10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@macmercury: Keep looking. I find one about every 5 boxes or so.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FlipOfACoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin! Looks about VF in grade. I have never received one in my change... much less found one while roll searching. Either way, it is a good start on the road to putting together a set of Mercury dimes: A joy in itself!
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 Posted 02/24/2012  12:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penny4Me to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
good start on the road to putting together a set of Mercury dimes;
ya get that 1916 D next !
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 Posted 02/24/2012  08:13 am  Show Profile Check The_Duke's eBay Listings Check The_Duke's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add The_Duke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find, I would grade it F12.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
F-12
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 238, Byzantine: 34, Post-Roman Germanic: 21
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 Posted 02/24/2012  6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, Dollardime!
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 Posted 02/25/2012  11:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Peter4805 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty coin. Worn, but no major problems like field scratches, dings or rim nicks. I'd give it a F-15 grade.
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