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mercury dime

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I found a mercury dime. Not a coin collector, I was wondering what information I could get about it. What the markings mean, how much it may be worth, etc. It seems to be in good condition albeit dirty, has no scratches still has all the lines on the outer edge, not too worn. 1936. has wa confused-smiley-013.gif for the mint mark.

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Depending on the condition your probably looking at $1 - $5.


The wa to the right of liberty's neck (actually aw) represents the designers intials Adolph Weinman. If your coin has a mint mark you can find it just to the right of the word "ONE" on the reverse.


Not an extrodinary coin, but a perfect one to gain interest in the hobby, or start working on a collection of your own.

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Hi Buffy and welcome to the boards!


Your coin may not have a high monetary value (unless it's a 1916-D, 1921, or 1921-D), but it may have more value to you than monetary worth. There's a great deal that you can learn from that coin and it is one of three issues of the time (also including the standign Liberty quarter and walking Liberty half dollar) that are at the heart of American coinage and, perhaps, at the height of our Nation's coin history.


To start, you should find a copy of the Red Book by Yoeman and Bressett. It is a classic introductory text to American coinage and will provide you a great deal of information, including a guide to prices. You should be able to find this book at a local library, or at almost any bookstore.


I hope that you take a good look into your coin and find out what the wealth of this hobby can provide for you. There's a lot that awaits anyone who is curious. You've taken the first step...



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