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Affordable Seated half dimes

June 1, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Design, Dimes, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The Liberty Seated half-dime series is the smallest denomination of the Liberty Seated design by Christian Gobrecht. First introduced in 1837, Liberty Seated half dimes were struck until the denomination was discontinued and replaced by a larger coin struck in nickel in 1873. The series is generally considered to be the easiest to complete out of the various denominations with this design, but there are still several stoppers that are either expensive or rare, particularly in higher grades. Yet, a collector on a budget should have little trouble adding some interesting Liberty Seated half dimes to his or her collection… Full article at the source>

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Is there a fortune hiding in your change jar?

May 15, 2017 in Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Dimes, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Pennies, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Tegna Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Many people probably have a jar, bucket or piggy bank where they keep all the change they’ve acquired over the years. Sometimes we collect it just to get it out of our wallets. Other times we do it to save up for a large purchase. Often, though, we don’t pay much attention to which coins make it into our change banks, meaning you probably don’t know if you have some truly valuable coins hiding inside. Before you lose that jar in your next move or convert it all to cash at your nearest bank, be sure to sift through it… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Shares Pics and Mintage Info on Upcoming Gold Mercury Dimes

April 7, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Dimes, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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With just two weeks to go before the release of the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin, the U.S. Mint has shared new images of the issue, along with its mintage limit and household order limit. While we won’t know the cost of the item until closer to its April 21 launch-date, we now know that its mintage will be limited to 125,000 pieces and that orders will be limited to 10 per household.

The coin will feature a “business strike” finish, approximating the look and feel of the original circulating dime, and will measure .650 inches in diameter… Full article at the source>

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PCGS Prepares Labels for Mint’s 2016 Classic Commemoratives

January 9, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Dimes, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) announced today that it is developing a full suite of attractive labels for 2016 coins commemorating classic designs by the U.S. Mint, featuring .9999 24-karat gold coins in the original size of the Winged Liberty dime, Standing Liberty quarter dollar, and Walking Liberty half dollar.

The Winged Liberty dime, designed by Adolph A. Weinman, includes an image of Liberty that often is mistaken for the Mercury, the Roman god, which is why the denomination is often called the Mercury dime. The gold issue of this coin will contain “AU,” symbol for gold, on the reverse. It… Full article at the source>

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New PCGS Vice President Excited About Planned 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins

January 5, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Dimes, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins

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January 5, 2015

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New PCGS Vice President Excited About Planned 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins

 

Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

The United States Mint’s plans for creation of gold coins in 2016 based on classic silver coin designs issued a century earlier could spark a resurgence in the popularity of modern commemoratives, according to Mark Stephenson, Vice President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

“2016 is looking like it will be a bounce back year for modern coins.  The U.S. Mint’s 2016 releases, like the gold renditions of three classic 1916 designs, have me excited about the year’s prospects.  PCGS is already developing a full suite of attractive labels for these coins that both dealers and collectors will love,” said Stephenson who was recently appointed PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.  

In early November, the United States Mint announced it will strike coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Winged Liberty (“Mercury”) dime, Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Walking Liberty half-dollar.  The “dime” will contain one-tenth troy ounce of gold; the “quarter-dollar” one-quarter ounce; and the “half-dollar” one-half ounce.  All three coins will be struck in .9999 fine, 24-karat gold.

The New Year will also mark two other important numismatic anniversaries.

“It will be the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coins and the 30th anniversary for PCGS in 2016.  We intend to commemorate both occasions in a classic way that will excite the hobby.  PCGS’ innovative label designs and secure holder paired with the beautiful American Silver Eagle make a great combination,” stated Stephenson.

PCGS Vice President Mark Stephenson is looking forward to the United States Mint’s plans to issue gold coins in 2016 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the classic designs of the 1916 Walking Liberty Half dollar (shown here), Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Winged Liberty/Mercury dime. (Photo from PCGS CoinFacts.)

PCGS Vice President Mark Stephenson is looking forward to the United States Mint’s plans to issue gold coins in 2016 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the classic designs of the 1916 Walking Liberty Half dollar (shown here), Standing Liberty quarter-dollar and Winged Liberty/Mercury dime. (Photo from PCGS CoinFacts.)

Prior to his appointment as PCGS Vice President, Stephenson served as the company’s Director of Customer Relations, and earlier he managed a successful rare coin dealership.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Collecting Half Dimes: Q. David Bowers on an Interesting and Varied Series

July 29, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dimes, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Q. David Bowers News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Of the various denominations of silver coins, half dimes are among the smallest series in terms of different dates; they are also the most varied. Over the years, several numismatists have fallen in love with these coins, beginning with Harold P. Newlin, who in 1883 wrote a monograph on the series, complete with a good deal of sentiment—especially toward the rare 1802, obviously his pet silver coin of all time.

The first coinage of this denomination was the 1792 half disme, a “story coin” if there ever was one (this was another Newlin favorite in his 1883 text), followed by the Full article at the source>

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March of Dimes Special Set Pricing

February 23, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dimes, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog  Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The pricing for the United States Mint’s 2015 March of Dimes Special Set has just been revealed within a notice scheduled to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register.

The special set was announced earlier this month and will contain the proof version of the 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar along with two specially issued Roosevelt Dimes. The first will be a 90% silver proof dime struck at the West Point Mint with the “W” mint mark, and the second will be a 90% silver reverse proof dime struck at the Philadelphia Mint with Full article at the source>

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2015 March of Dimes Special Set Announced

February 7, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The United States Mint has just revealed preliminary details for a 2015 March of Dimes Special Set, which will be released as part of the commemorative coin program.

The program was authorized under Public Law 112-209 to recognize and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes Foundation. Up to 500,000 silver dollars will be issued with an obverse design containing profile portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk and a reverse design depicting a baby cuddled in the hand of a parent.

The individual proof and uncirculated versions of the coin are currently scheduled for Full article at the source>

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Strike It Rich With Coins!

October 31, 2013 in Antique Coins, Coin Errors, Coins, Collecting, Dimes, Education, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By James Bucki October 25, 2013 (coins.about.com)

Did you ever pay $100 for candy bar? Or leave over $125,000 in the “Leave a Penny – Take a Penny” cup next to the cash register? If you don’t have this book you may have done exactly that. The United States Mint makes billions of coins every year. Odds have it, they are bound to make some mistakes and some of those mistakes will escape into general circulation. If you know what to look for, you can start pulling out error coins from your everyday pocket change. You never know, some of them may be worth big money!

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Legend Numismatics purchases famous 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime

July 17, 2013 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dimes, History, News, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, USA Coins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             Date of Release: July 16, 2013

Legend Numismatics purchases famous 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime

LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Numismatics has purchased the famous 10C 1894-S PCGS BM PR64+ Daggett Specimen from David Lawrence Rare Coins for a sum in excess of $2 million, a record price for any dime.

While helping fulfill a collecting goal of Legend partner Bruce Morelan, the firm also believes classic rarities like this are still undervalued in today’s marketplace. “We have no problem stocking a classic rarity like this. A classic Mercedes racecar sold last week for nearly $29,000,000.00. Paintings regularly sell for $10-$30,000,000.00. So a classic major numismatic rarity like this is cheap. In all the years Legend has bought and sold great rarities like the 94-S 10C, none have ever gone down in value. This coin was a no brainer for us to buy,” said Laura Sperber, President of Legend Numismatics.

John Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins, personally handled the transaction with Legend. According to Feigenbaum, “It was an easy negotiation and a pleasure because both parties believe in the rarity and extreme desirability of this historic coin. Laura and I have always treasured the 1894-S dime and it was logical to me that her firm would be a likely candidate to acquire this piece. I wish them great success with the coin.”

There are many theories as to why 24 proof Dimes were minted in 1894 at San Francisco. Only 10 are confirmed to exist today and this coin is likely the third finest known. The most widely accepted theory is that the Mint Superintendent, John Daggett, had high ranking visitors he wanted to impress with special coins. No one knows for sure why he picked the Dime, except that he needed to balance a $2.40 deficit in the Mint ledger, so striking 24 dimes achieved dual purposes. After minting and distribution to his friends and guests, he gave 3 or 4 coins to his daughter, Hallie Daggett.

This story is one of the greatest in numismatic lore, and continues when Daggett’s daughter Hallie eventually sold a couple gem examples, including this very coin, to Earl Parker, a coin dealer in California, around 1950. At the time, she told Parker that she originally spent one of her prized dimes to buy an ice cream cone. That coin is known today in Good-4 as the “Ice Cream Specimen” but has not traded hands publicly since 1981. 1894-S Dimes have long been considered one of the top major classic numismatic rarities, along with the 5C 1913 Liberty Nickel, and the 1804 $1. In fact, the coin is currently ranked #4 in the “100 Greatest U.S. Coins” (Third Edition, Garrett, 2008) — behind the 1913 nickel, but ahead of the 1804 dollar, in importance.

Legend Numismatics
P O Box 9
Lincroft, NJ  07738
732-935-1795
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