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  1. #1

    Jan 2007
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    dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Amazing find here! I've been on a dime kick lately, partly from finding a modern silver rosie and partly from wanting to find a merc (no such luck). My job has really taken a toll on my coin roll hunting, because I start work before the banks open and get off after they close. So a few days ago I took a longer-than-usual lunch break and stocked up on dimes. $2515 worth, to be exact. Took me 4 days to search them all, and altogether I found 12 silver dimes, all FDR's, lots of canadian, AND...I found what I consider to be my best find so far this year: a 1996-w! I never thought I'd find a West Point dime ever ever ever in a million years! It looks almost uncirculated, and yes, I'll try my darndest to post pics. I haven't felt this kind of rush since I found my first Walker!

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    Mar 2005
    Vegas
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    WTG fiatboy, that's definitely a tough one to find. I wonder how many hunters who edge-search missed one. The Merc is next!
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny: 1940 (10/12/18)
    Silver: 1964 quarter (12/20/18)

  3. #3

    May 2007
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Sweet Fb,
    I dont think Ive Ever Seen One.
    I did not know they made them that late in the century.

    CC
    My Website
    www.webuypennies.com

    Happy Hunting ,
    CC

  4. #4

    May 2007
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Your Boss Sales them for 20-22 dollars hes got two prices for bu.
    I did not even know about them.
    I want one now, There Not Silver Right?
    Ill keep my eyes out for one.
    Im off to work and the bank.

    CC
    My Website
    www.webuypennies.com

    Happy Hunting ,
    CC

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    us
    Jan 2007
    Texas
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Quote Originally Posted by fiatboy
    My job has really taken a toll on my coin roll hunting, because I start work before the banks open and get off after they close.
    Welcome to the real world! - You'll figure out ways around that (commercial drive-thru, etc.).
    Congrats on the dime! Are the W's for mint sets or proofs? I know they make the 1 oz. .999 silver rounds there.
    Pinpoint twice, dig once!

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    Oct 2006
    georgia
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    good job man, love them dimes. where's the mint mark for the 96w located? i'll have to keep an eye out for one of them.
    -Kyle-

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Wow, $2,515 worth of dimes?! That yielded only 12 silver dimes?! Considering you can buy those silver dimes for about $10, that is a LOT of work for less than Chinese slave labor wages. I guess I just don't understand searching dimes or anything smaller than half dollars. But then, I'm not a coin collector. I search in order to make a buck.
    Congrats if that makes you happy.

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    Dec 2006
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Nice FB. I didn't know about those W's. I had to look in the Red Book. They sure didn't make many of those. Kudos!
    LOVE THE HISTORY AND THE MYSTERY

  9. #9

    Jan 2007
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm still flying high from my find. I know there's no real profit in searching dimes, but I think it's fun in some meditative and bizarre kind of way. The mintmark is on the obverse above the date. What's ironic is that I usually just edge-search, but I decided to look for everything this time. I'm glad I did. The 1996-W is not silver---just plain old cupronickel. In fact, they're kind of underwhelming---just a dime with a W. haha. When I first saw it, I was confused, because I forgot that they even existed. What's that "w" doing there? Then I remembered. It's in great shape, too. Probably AU/BU.

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Ok, i'm a bit ignorant, whats the story behind the "W" mintmark?

    Share with us the nature of the rarity of the find...
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  11. #11

    Jan 2007
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Let's see....If I'm wrong about any of this, please correct me! I'm certainly no expert on the Roosevelt series. The West Point dime was only available through the Uncirculated Mint Sets, and is the only circulating coin that was struck at West Point. At least that's what they say, but not many actually circulate. 1996 was the only year it was struck, and it's regarded as one of the toughest dimes to find. It commemorates the 50th aniversary of the Roosevelt dime. The West Point Mint usually strikes collector-only coins like Platinum Eagles. umm...that's about all I know about it. Anyone know why the Mint even decided to strike the dime at West Point that year?

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    Dec 2006
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Quote Originally Posted by fiatboy
    Let's see....If I'm wrong about any of this, please correct me! I'm certainly no expert on the Roosevelt series. The West Point dime was only available through the Uncirculated Mint Sets, and is the only circulating coin that was struck at West Point. At least that's what they say, but not many actually circulate. 1996 was the only year it was struck, and it's regarded as one of the toughest dimes to find. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Roosevelt dime. The West Point Mint usually strikes collector-only coins like Platinum Eagles. umm...that's about all I know about it. Anyone know why the Mint even decided to strike the dime at West Point that year?
    From CoinFacts.com: This is the first appearance of the West Point, New York mintmark on a United States Dime. Issued and sold originally only in Mint sets.

    There were also less than 1.5M were minted (versus the usual 1-1.5B of other dimes).

    Awesome find and congrats fb !
    "You can't win if you don't play"

    "Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining"

    "If you're prone to motion sickness, this "roller coaster" hobby may not be for you "

  13. #13
    us
    Quick, I need more coins to hunt:)

    Feb 2005
    Manassas Park, VA
    Whites MXT
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    Re: dimes, dimes, dimes, and a really amazing dime!

    Congrads on the silver and the W! Way to go!
    Pepperpump
    2008 CRH FINDS
    5   40% HALVES
    24  FOREIGN/REJECTS
    3    BUFFALO NICKELS
    28  PRE-60 NICKELS
    2    WAR-TIME NICKELS
    9    WHEATIES
    TOTAL HUNTED: $625.00

 

 

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