Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by pab, Jun 28, 2005.
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'82-NMM and this one does show up with some small regularity. There is also a
really neat '68 DDO. There's also a nice '67 DDO and '70 + '70-D DDR's.
Any of the pre-'81 dates are very difficult to find in really nice XF/AU. If you
look for these with sharp strikes and full detail about the best you can find is
VF. Interestingly the late '70's issues can be even tougher than the early clads
in nice condition. The '78-D stands out as among the toughest.
I haven't paid the dimes the attention they deserve and may have over-looked
some great coins. I specialize in the clad quarters which have far more varieties.
For many years the quarters got much more wear than the dimes and the wear
affected almost all quarters while some dimes escaped getting a lot of wear. In
more recent years though it seems as though time has really caught up with the
dimes. Larger percentages of the dimes have been lost or destroyed so despite
their higher mintage some dates are more difficult to find than the quarters. They
also have more culls than quarters. Some of this is probably due to the fact they
are thin enough to use as screwdrivers and more difficult to find if lost. Otherwise
I can't account for it.
In MS68 condition, values have it over $200.
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