Is there something special about a 1975P dime?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by LA_Geezer, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I'm just curious as to why the seller in this ebay ad would go to the trouble of putting these dimes into what looks like sealed plastic bags.

    I don't check my change for potentially interesting coins, and I just assume that all of those shiny Roosevelts that the cashier's machine deposits into that little bin at the checkout counter are as common as dirt. Somehow a 1975 dime just doesn't seem like it's worth this much to me, but I am not a Roosevelt scholar as I assume many of you are.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-P-10c...m=182986407644&_trksid=p2055119.c100022.m2048
     
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  3. l.cutler

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    They are in the original mint cellophane, must have been cut from mint sets. Don't know why he had so many of one year though.
     
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  4. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Probably bought a bunch of them to cherrypick something other than the dimes... Is there a valuable anything in that year's sets?
     
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  5. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Dealers will often buy large amounts of mint sets and try to cherry the high grade ones. What's left over are dozens of cut-up mint sets like these.

    The 75 mint sets had bicentennial coins. He was probably trying to get high grade examples of those popular coins.
     
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  6. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    This sounds reasonable and probably as good an answer as I'll get. That guy on TV that shouts a lot often mentions this cutting up of mint sets as he is hawking his own batch of mint sets.
     
  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Don’t mean to sidetrack the OP question. But now my curiosity is very piqued. The bicentennial coinage had a lot to do with me becoming a serious collector. All of my examples are dated 1976. Did the mint do some early bicentennial issues in 1975?
     
  8. Burton Strauss III

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  9. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    They are all dated 1976, but yes, the mint started making them in 1975.
     
  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Even an old dog can learn a new truck. That is cool news to me and I’ll be purchasing myself a 75 set with bicentennial pieces. Thanks.
     
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  11. Burton Strauss III

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  12. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    And curiously, the first coin released into circulation was the half dollar. These hadn't faded from use yet.
     
  13. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    The sets I have are from the late 50s through 1964, and IIRC they are all proof sets. Sounds like a good idea to get 75 & 76, too. Thanks Randy for sparking the old brain. AND you get an Eisenhower Dollar as a lagniappe, don't you?
     
  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Ha!! I have a few.... But I'll take another!;)
     
  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    As I recall, they had mostly faded by then. It was already unusual to get one.

    If someone had sent me a message from the future, though, I'll bet rolls of halves were still loaded with silver (if only 40%) -- and I could have dumped them into the 1979-1980 frenzy...
     
  16. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    As it would happen, I found a 1975 mint set on eBay that would be closing within minutes of my post above on the morning of the 19th. I chose to use my sniper just in case there were some prowlers, as there were no bids at all, no watchers either. I figured I would be getting this one with the $4.99 opening bid, but, no, I was out sniped at $5.24. Maybe it was just a coincidence.
     
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