40 Years later.. It's finally mine!

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Hi all,
    A Dime. Minted 1978 in Philadelphia.

    My wife and I were helping do a cleaning of my mother's apartment just getting rid of old stuff she had been keeping over the decades. She handed me a box full of old party favors she had saved, the kind you pin to your shirt. When I saw this particular one it brought back so many memories of me wanting the decoration that was glued to it.
    1978 was the year. I wanted this Dime. Over the years I kept coveting it but was not allowed to take it.. Now 40 years later my mom finally told me "It's yours.. Take it"
    Well here it is. Has a bit a glue residue on the Reverse and some toning. Let's see what I can do with it! :)
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I also found this old button with a picture my dad and I took in Coney Island.. We loved going there! He got me started collecting coins!
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Way cool story
     
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  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    that's neat!.. great memories for ya....:)
     
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  6. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    It would make a nice center piece in a shadow box. :)
     
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  7. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Why did you remove the dime from the ribbon? I would have left it on as a family heirloom. :panda:
     
  8. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Boy. You better put it in a safe place Paddyman. You'll catch mind boggling hell if you loose those heirlooms.
     
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  9. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    Neat gift. I found a dime that is soldered to a safety pin in my mothers stuff too. It doesn't have the nice ribbon though.

    I always thought people did this for the March Of Dimes events, but after looking at your mothers it made me second guess that. After some research I think I know what these are People have been making these for years. They are called Dime-In-Pins. Supposed to be a pun for Diamond Pins. Some even come with a little carrot hanging from them. These are called 1 Carrot Dime-On-Pins.
     
  10. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Supporter! Supporter

    Great picture.
     
  11. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Glad you got it after all of those years.
    Thanks for sharing.:)
     
  12. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Glad you got it after all of those years.
    Thanks for sharing.:)
     
  13. oldwormwood

    oldwormwood Collector

    What great family memories. You and Dad certianly look alike!
     
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