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charlesjcoin
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 Posted 03/05/2012  4:03 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add charlesjcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I found this in my change from mcdonalds today. Can anyone educate me on this coin didnt even know a dime with a w existed thanks.

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 Posted 03/05/2012  4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coindog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It came in mint sets. Someone cracked it open then spent it. Depending on the grade they can go for up to 20 bucks. The W referse to the West point mint out of New york. I believe there were only 1.5 million of those mints.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  5:00 pm  Show Profile Check biokemist6's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1996W dime was a 50th anniversary special that was included in the the 1996 Mint Set, it is the key regular issue coin for the clad series.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find!
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 Posted 03/05/2012  6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find!
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 Posted 03/05/2012  6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add docsfishn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a nice find in circulation! What condition is it in? Can you post a picture of it?
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 Posted 03/05/2012  7:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VetStudent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Way to keep a sharp eye! Great find!
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 Posted 03/06/2012  11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add charlesjcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thankyou for all of your information. It amazes me daily on the knowledge of the people in this forum. Here is a picture for your enjoyment.

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 Posted 03/06/2012  12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eaglefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is the lowest mintage coin of the Roosevelt series too !
I believe there are some Silver Proofs with a lower mintage..... but the "West Point" Dime is truly a keeper !...

NICE FIND ! .....

Only available in the "Mint Sets"......it's "a trip", at just how often certain coins come to be in circulation like that!
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 Posted 03/06/2012  12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find! It looks like it still might be BU?

There were 1,457,949 minted.
http://mintsetguide.com/1996-mint-set/
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Here is a picture for your enjoyment.
Thank you for sharing. He looks to have survived the "ordeal" rather well.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These were the brainchild of Philip Diehl, then acting Director of the US Mint. They were intended to give something special to long time mint set buyers. These come very nice and gems are almost typical. Superb gems are not uncommon.

The attrition on these is likely rather high as they get "lost" in the mint set packaging and many people don't realize they are intended as part of the set. Many of them end up in the garbage stream for these reasons or in circulation. Dimes in circulation have a very high attrition due to their small size causing them to slip through holes such as pants pockets and their tendency to "float" on larger coins. They are more likely to be tossed in the garbage because of their low value and low utility. If one is dropped people are less likely to retrieve it. About 60% of the old clad dimes are gone now and about 20% of 1996 dimes. A very small percentage of the '96 dimes lost are W mint mark but the %age increases each year as more W dimes get in circulation.

Of course the primary cause of attrition for these coins is like almost everything made by man; fire and flood.

The '96-W got very little attention the first few years but has been getting more popular in the last decade.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add M0nks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice find love that W dime
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 Posted 03/06/2012  8:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find ... a true circulation find brag indeed.

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 Posted 03/06/2012  9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SteveCaruso to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Finding a 1996-W in circulation is a once in a lifetime find. Although they're very "common" in high grades, if I found one in circulation it'd be worth more to me than a brilliant example simple due to its provenance. It made a very interesting trip to get to your pocket. :-)
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 Posted 03/07/2012  12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add charlesjcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really did not think it was anything special until I read all of the information on here. So my bad habit of the McDonalds drive through at 1215 for lunch turned out to be a good thing that day.
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