For many, many years I've been drawn to U.S. dimes. Having a complete mint state set of the Roosevelt series to date, a complete Liberty dime series progressing from very-fine to mint state, and as of today 43 of the 123 date/mint marks required for the Seated Liberty series. I left out the 1873cc, no arrows and some over dates since I feel they aren't required. Or are they?
Hi. My name is Mike and I'm addicted to old silver coins.
If you're a follower of my posts, particularly the frequency of my buying, I think it safe to say I have an obsession. Is that a bad thing? Costly when you stop and think about it. But there are worse things to spend money and time on I would suppose.
For as many years as I've been collecting the thoughts as to why dimes had always been in the background. "Had" being the word until a conversation this afternoon about the current series with a non-collector friend. Few others pursue the Seated Liberties due to the difficulty and cost of completion. That aside I would think most because the series just doesn't have the appeal of the fore mentioned Liberty and Rosies. For me, even having a near complete set beats a complete set like the hundred thousand other Morgan dollar
series. Not that I'm against other series or what others collect, mind you. Only that I choose a different route.
So there it is, where it had been all this time. By nature I like anything challenging. I do not want things easily achievable, to quote John Kennedy on the historic anniversary of 1969 "not because they are easy but because they are hard.". Somehow things, not only coins, just would not seem as enjoyable. Perhaps before I punch the clock, hopefully not for another twenty years give or take, I'll have completed this most challenging of tasks.
Thanks for reading. Have an outstanding day and collect on.