Monday, March 10, 2008

Early Dimes Benefit From Lack of Attention

The dime as a denomination is currently not very active. That probably makes it a good time to try to find deals on dimes. If there are any dimes that should really be considered a buying opportunity, they would be the early dimes of the United States.

When you look at the first U.S. dimes, you are looking at coins with not only low mintages and poor survival rates, but also coins that have an important place in history. It's a great combination whether you attempt to get type examples or a complete collection.

Certainly the dime was more affordable for collectors at the time although back in the 1790s and early 1800s even a dime was a significant sum of money. How much was it worth? Well, by way of slightly earlier example, George Washington acted without approval to offer . . .

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