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19 Jan 2022

Looking For A Nice Little Set?

Coins | Mike

Hi! I know its been a long time for me both surgery and new technology set me back. I was looking at my pictures and came across a great little set. Fifteen coins. One coin from each mint and there from the war. No not nickels but dimes. Mercury dimes. You always wonder who thought of putting this set together?. I searched high and low. No name or company.

... This will be for me a short blog since I'm still recovering. I saw this set years ago. And the luster just made each coin shine. Its not worth a million dollars. But we collect what we like. I looked at each coin. The reverse some still have spreads bands. I had the nickel set and said these two will go nice together. And they do. No they don't cost allot but it is part of our history. Each coin from each year of the war will tell you another story. I checked eBay not to many. You will have to look for a nice set.

For the younger group it is in your reach depending on the quality of the coins. They would add nicely to your collection. You save a while and you can have it. I saw prices from 80 to 100 dollar. That's not bad for coins that old in good condition. My set is old. Enlarge the picture please you will see what I'm talking about. The only good thing about being old is when we bought our coins they were not that expensive. These have held there price.

Not only that there all silver and designed by one of the best. Do I have to tell you his name? I'm not. Look it up. Some.companies have beautiful sets . I think they would add something good to your collection. I have been collecting 30 years. I still like this set. You don't hear about it or see much of it. I'm glad I bought it when I did. I have enjoyed it all these years. I'm not collecting anymore. Thirty years is a good number. But its sets like this the little one that made it enjoyable.

... I'm still looking at Conder tokens. I don't think I will completely stop those. But there comes a time when all good things come to an end. Now I still get just to enjoy them. I still have many blogs I can write on coins. Only because I was lucky to buy early. So give the set a thought. I never tell anyone what to collect. But you have a home run with this set. A great designer a great design and a great coin and don't forget the history. . I hope you enjoyed this small blog . I have not seen on this site. . Take care. Be well be safe. Mike.

Comments

$tarCollector

Level 4

I have seen one of those sets before, although I, too, never was sure of what company made them.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

That's a beautiful set of Mercs!! I'd be proud to have that set in my collection....maybe someday I'll be able to upgrade

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Thanks Mike! I’ve been looking for some cheap mint state mercs for the collection.

coinsbygary

Level 5

What Mike has pictured here is a Mercury Dime short set. He is correct in that this set is relatively inexpensive based on the condition of the dimes collected. I once bought a lot of 200 circulated Mercury Dimes and finished three complete short sets. I kept the best dimes and flipped the other two sets. It was a lot of fun, and it was inexpensive.

Mike

Level 7

Thanks Gary. You summed it up perfectly. The flipping is the good part!! But the quality of the coins must be good!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

That is a great set. I like the holder. I always want to complete a set of Mercury Dimes and maybe I will collect this one! Thanks for sharing and great blog!

Long Beard

Level 5

Wow! That would be something to add. Look to the three o'clock position, Capitol ( Maxima?) was the producer of these holders. Probably from the 1940's or '50's. These alone are collectible which increases the value of just the coins.

Mike

Level 7

Long Beard I didn't know that about the holders

$tarCollector

Level 4

I think Capitol Plastics made them. I have seen a few of those before.

Anakin104

Level 4

Nice set. $1.50 in silver.

Mike

Level 7

Anakin. Collecting is not always about value. Its about history and owning it. Its about holding it in your hand. Its about the passion we get from collecting. You will learn it some day.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, they are worth a lot more than $1.50

I. R. Bama

Level 5

They are worth so much more in their condition

Nice set!

Kepi

Level 6

This is a very cool set! But then Mercury Dimes are one of my favorites to collect! Nice blog! Thanks Mike! ; )

Golfer

Level 5

Love the sets in those type holders. I look for coins in sets like that. Don't you have any crayons? Maybe you could of done a blog on each dime in the set, instead of all at once? My point is, a beautiful set and thanks for sharing. Enjoy seeing a real collection. Thank you Mike !

Longstrider

Level 6

Really nice, inspirational blog. Great set Mike. Great idea to match it up with the war nickels. Thanks.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

That is indeed a beautiful set anyone would be proud to own. And it's an interesting set because they are war issues and I agree they go well with the nickel war years set. You make an important point too about what a great price point this set could be obtained for, pretty nice coins too

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