US Mint Public Coin Forum, Coin Inheritance

Welcome back to Something About Coins! Details about the upcoming public coin forum in Arizona is given in the first article, while the other articles cover upcoming numismatic release dates, advice about passing down your coin collection to heirs, and dimes. There are three articles about dimes. The first one describes values of certain Roosevelt dimes, and the others discuss Mercury dimes.

Grand Canyon Quarter Launch on South Rim, Coin Forum Information,
Join the United States Mint and the National Park Service Tuesday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST), for the official launch of the Grand Canyon National Park commemorative quarter-dollar. The ceremony will take place on the scenic South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park between Hopi House and Verkamp's Visitor Center. Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to park in one of the lots at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center or the Backcountry Information Center and ride the park's free shuttle to ... Click for coin article

US Mint Products for January Include 2011 Proof Set and 2011 Mint Set,
The United States Mint on Monday said that in 2011 it will release annual products much earlier than in past years, with core mint and proof sets available in January 2011. Specifically mentioned in the US Mint's news announcement were the 2011 Proof Set, the 2011 Silver Proof Set and the uncirculated 2011 Mint Set. Their early January launch will mark the first time in at least a decade that major products will be available so early into a year. The front-loaded released schedule is a part of the Mint's long term plan ... Click for coin article

Ignoring Your Heirs Might See Them Swindled,
Former American Numismatic Association President Steve Taylor and his wife were present some years ago when I gave a talk on how to sell your coin collection. After I was done Steve told me the talk was the most morbid thing he'd ever heard. His wife just rolled her eyes at his comment. Maybe Steve isn't the best example I could use. Steve always bragged that although he had been ANA president he wasn't a coin collector – he collected bank notes exclusively. Nevertheless, Steve's collecting was an understatement. Steve had ... Click for coin article

Full band Roosevelt 10¢,
The market for full bands Roosevelt dimes is one dominated by a handful of specialists who are willing to spend big for the right coin. Numismatic Guaranty Corp. calls circulation-strike Roosevelt dimes with both the upper and lower pair of bands on the torch showing full separation, having a complete and unbroken line dividing the bands, "full torch" (abbreviated as FT), while Professional Coin Grading Service calls them "full bands" (FB). Both services began to recognize the designation in 2003 and the popularity of ... Click for coin article

Counterfeit Detection: 1942/1 Mercury Dime,
Looking at known fakes of the 1942/1 Mercury Dime, even if clearly marked as replicas, is a learning opportunity worth exploring. Readers of this column are aware that numismatics is currently suffering from a new blight of counterfeit coins. This scourge began a bit more than five years ago, and over time the counterfeiters have become progressively more deceptive in their methods and with their capabilities. Today's collectors are educating themselves about fakes and are certainly "on guard" when making purchases. That ... Click for coin article

Will 1938-D Mercury make a move?,
Perhaps it is time we take a second or even a first look at some of the lower mintage Mercury dime dates like the 1938-D. Right now the 1938-D seems fairly stable in terms of price, but you have to think that $34 for an MS-65 and $62 for an MS-65 with full split bands is awfully inexpensive considering its mintage and the potential for demand for a coin that is now more than 70 years old. The 1938-D Mercury dime had a mintage of 5,537,000. It seems unlikely that a coin ... Click for coin article

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