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Stages of Old - It's all about the Dime.

June 19, 2019 12:34AM avatar
J.T. brought up an interesting subject that got me thinking about what I consider an Old Coin Find.

I kinda use the US dime as my measuring device for approaching old.

I think of the silver coin era as the beginning of old- The Silver Roosevelt dime - 1964 back to 1946.

I think of the Mercury Dime as medium old 1945-1916. This era includes the Walking Liberty Halves, Standing Liberty Quarters, Buffalo Nickels and Wheat Cents. I think these are some of our (USA) most beautiful coins and always a treat to find.

I think of the Barber Dime as old, 1916 - 1892. This era is where I think of coins as OLD; 100+ years old. This era includes the Barber Series of dimes, quarters and halves, Morgan Dollars and the V nickels and Indian Head Cents.

I think of the Seated Dimes as bonus old - 1891 - 1837 This era includes the older V Nickels, Shield Nickels,older Morgan Dollars and the Seated series of Half Dimes, Dimes, Quarters, Halves and Dollars and some of the odd coinage like the 3 cent pieces and 20 cent pieces.

Interested to know the measuring sticks of our neighbors to the North, Canada, our friends in Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world.


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Stages of Old - It's all about the Dime.

UtahRich 81 June 19, 2019 12:34AM

I'm thrilled if I can scare up a Barber dime, my town date's to 1871.

Hombre 55 June 19, 2019 12:25PM

My "Stages of Old" are mainly tied to "Periods of Activity."

Monte 45 June 19, 2019 08:16AM

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OregonGregg 42 June 19, 2019 06:54AM

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RickUK 53 June 19, 2019 01:00AM

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OregonGregg 43 June 19, 2019 07:03AM

Very good answer, Rick, and I envy your location.

Monte 49 June 19, 2019 03:03AM



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