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Just picked this one up on ebay. Haven't gotten it yet but I like it a lot from the pics. Very reliable seller so I'm sure the coin will be great.

 

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Just picked this one up on ebay. Haven't gotten it yet but I like it a lot from the pics. Very reliable seller so I'm sure the coin will be great.

 

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Oh boy, his hair looks dark - late 50's male.

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I like the looks of them when circulated. Most of my 1946-1964s are circulated --some pretty heavily.

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Slightly misaligned obverse die (just enough to notice and these are rarely dramatic). See how the reverse is centered unlike with a collar error where both sides will be displaced.

 

I never knew that. Thanks, sy.

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Nice irradiated coins. I see them from time to time at the Coin Club meeting and show. It surprises me the number of people who think they are radio-active from being at a nuclear test site or such.

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I still lurk occasionally. ;)

 

Everything got put off a month. Good thing I have worked for the government for 20 years and nothing they do surprises me any more. ;) I start July 6th and we should close on the house that week. I am looking forward to getting back into things. 4 months vacation is just too much. :ninja:

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Check out this article posted recently in Coinvalues:

 

Roosevelt Dimes unsung

 

 

Roosevelt dimes unsung

7/13/2009

By Al Doyle

COIN VALUES Market Analyst

 

If a U.S. coin series had to be picked as the biggest laggard in the market, Roosevelt dimes would rank among the top candidates.

 

First struck in 1946, the design comes across as bland when compared to the much more artistic Winged Liberty Head dime of 1916 to 1945. Add in the coin's small size and secondary status as pocket change in the 21st century, and the climate created does nothing to attract collectors.

 

Few dealers make much of an effort to keep a large selection of dates in stock. If recent mail-order price lists are an indication, even Brilliant Uncirculated examples from as far back as 1954 can be found for what amounts to melt value plus a service fee.

 

The same apathy hung thick over Washington quarter dollars in 1998 and Jefferson 5-cent coins in 2004. New designs for those two denominations did more to inspire beginning and veteran hobbyists alike to take a serious interest in those once-neglected series than any advertising campaign could have generated.

 

To say that a new dime design is overdue – even on a short-term basis – is a huge understatement. Plenty of potential themes exist, but the challenge would be in placing a memorable portrait within the confines of a 10-cent piece.

 

A few specialists seek out well-struck dimes designated as "full torch" by the Numismatic Guaranty Corp. and "full bands" by the Professional Coin Grading Service. Full torch/bands Roosevelt dimes must display completely struck horizontal bands without any weakness or contact marks.

 

Prices vary widely depending on the strike characteristics of various dates, and there are large spreads between PCGS and NGC-graded coins. A 1947 PCGS Mint State 67 full bands dime that recently sold at auction for $280 plus the buyer's fee is a high-end sale by Roosevelt dime standards.

 

While this is a very small market now, any future surge of popularity in the Roosevelt series could mean quick, substantial growth in the number of collectors seeking the ultimate in quality. Original Brilliant Uncirculated rolls and Uncirculated Mint sets may hold some undiscovered gems for those who enjoy cherrypicking raw coins.

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I have to agree with the article. I don't bother with FB or FT coins as a rule. Nor do I bother with FS Jeffersons. I just like a nice pleasant to look at coin.

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Purchased this off ebay yesterday. Great potential. Can't wait to get it in hand.

 

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I still lurk occasionally. ;)

 

Everything got put off a month. Good thing I have worked for the government for 20 years and nothing they do surprises me any more. ;) I start July 6th and we should close on the house that week. I am looking forward to getting back into things. 4 months vacation is just too much. :ninja:

 

Cool. Stop in and let us know how you like it....and you *could* stop buying cameras for a few weeks and dust off the *other* collection ;)

 

P.S. I was lol over that RIP message - I hope it will be back some day.

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