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1996-W Roosevelt Dimes?

 
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 Posted 04/03/2021  2:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Tezro128 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just curious, do you guys own any? I believe they were the first West Point coins released (at least to the public), and despite their low mintage of around 1,000,000 they go for rather cheap on ebay... I've been able to find MS-68 examples for under $100!
What's the deal with these?
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 Posted 04/03/2021  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have six examples. Here's more info:
https://www.PCGS.com/news/scarce-19...osevelt-dime
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 Posted 04/03/2021  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one.

Dont think I would buy one graded. You can get the whole set on the bay for 20 buckshttps://www.ebay.com/itm/1996-US-Mi...254922786664
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 Posted 04/03/2021  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1996-W dime mintage was 1.457 million. Since all were issued in Mint Sets, few have reached circulation. Therefore, many grade MS-65 or higher.
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 Posted 04/03/2021  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I had one, sold it to my nephew.
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 Posted 04/05/2021  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do not have one now, but do want to acquire one eventually.
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 Posted 04/05/2021  10:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I been meaning to get around to buying the mint set and getting one, just never get around to it.

Always higher priorities I guess. I do want one, but a nice original mint set with it included.
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 Posted 04/05/2021  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I believe they were the first West Point coins released (at least to the public)

The Mint's West Point facility was actually very active in coin production prior to the 1996-W dimes, having struck circulation and commemorative coins dating back more than two decades prior.

While still a Bullion Depository, West Point struck Lincoln Cents (1973) and Bicentennial Quarters for general circulation - without a mint mark.

In 1984, West Point struck Proof and Uncirculated versions of the gold Eagle commemorative coin for the Los Angeles Olympics - theses coins featured the "W" mint mark. West Point continued to be involved with the modern US commemorative series, incorporating its "W" on the the gold Half Eagle coins for the 1986 Statue of Liberty program, the 1987 Constitution Bicentennial program, the 1988 Olympics program, the 1989 Congress Bicentennial and many others through to the present. In the 1990s, it also began striking commemorative silver dollars - the 1990 Eisenhower commemorative silver dollar was the first.

So, the 1996-W might be the first dime struck at West Point, but the dimes weren't the first coins to be struck there.




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 Posted 04/05/2021  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have two. One raw, a 63/64, for the album and the other still in the 1996 set.
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 Posted 04/05/2021  10:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EDM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got one
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 Posted 04/06/2021  07:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1996-W dime mintage was 1.457 million.

And there AREN'T 1.457 million collectors of Roosevelt dimes so what may look at first like a low mintage is actually easily large enough that every collector who wants one can have one. Demand does not exceed supply so the prices stay low.


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I been meaning to get around to buying the mint set and getting one, just never get around to it.

Just make sure you examine the mint set when you buy it. Since the W mint coin was in it's own cello, some unethical/dishonest people will remove the W coins and continue to sell the 86 set as a complete set. I've seen a lot of people buy 1986 mint sets only to later discover the 1986 W dime wasn't in the set.
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 Posted 04/12/2021  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Riellyscions to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just got one today at a drive through burger place in Buda, TX. After 49 years of checking pocket change this is only the second W I have, the other is a 2020 quarter I found this time last year. It makes you wonder how it ended up in circulation. Sorry for the not so good pictures I just wanted to prove I have it : )

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 Posted 04/12/2021  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, to find one in the wild
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 Posted 04/13/2021  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would be an amazing find! I have one as well in the original 1996 mint set.
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