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The Winged Messenger Found His Way Into My Pocket!

 
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 Posted 07/10/2020  9:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sir Derrin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I stopped for a cool drink at the local quick stop and look what I found in the change they handed me back!








First Mercury in a long time...
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 Posted 07/10/2020  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet pick-up for face value!
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 Posted 07/10/2020  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a her!
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 Posted 07/10/2020  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will accept her anytime and any places.

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 Posted 07/11/2020  04:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find,few and far between now a days. Contest coming up?
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 Posted 07/11/2020  08:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done!

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 Posted 07/11/2020  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sir Derrin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Ty all for the comments it is always fun to find old coins in your change!


I am aware that the head is actually of Lady Liberty .... I will always think of Mercury https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(mythology) as a male because I first learned about him in Roman terms.
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 Posted 07/11/2020  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sadly the Mercury dime isn't actually a representation of Mercury. Like the Buffalo nickel is actually not a buffalo, it's a bison. The Mercury dime is a representation of liberty with a winged Phrygian cap which symbolizes freedom of thought. So it's definitely not a him.

But no matter still a cool find. Last "Mercury" Dime I ever got in change was in the 70's, getting one 40+ years later is pretty cool!
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 Posted 07/11/2020  12:19 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find. I've received silver Roosevelts in change, but never a Mercury.
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 Posted 07/11/2020  2:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found one in a coinstar return bin last week. Ugly dark toning, but free!
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 Posted 07/13/2020  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Check ksammut's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ksammut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool find!
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Nice indeed.
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