My 1st Murcury Dime!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by The lost coin, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    Yeah, I'm really THAT new to collecting coins. But I just thought I'd share because I'm so excited that I finally have one!
    It may look brown-ish, but it's just the lighting. (Sorry for the bad pics) IMG-2985.jpg IMG-2986.jpg
     
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  3. erscolo

    erscolo Active Member

    The Liberty Head or Mercury Dime is a beautiful coin. There are plenty more where that one comes from.
     
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That excitement will never end. I been collecting almost fifty years and I still get giddy when I get a new coin. Great dime!
     
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  5. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the wonderful world of coin collecting. The Winged Liberty (popularly known as the Mercury Dime, despite the fact that the god Mercury's wings were located on his ankle) is widely held to be one of our more beautiful designs.

    Also welcome to Coin Talk. You will find most folks welcoming and helpful. You can do your part by narrowing down the scope of your question so that those that want to help don't have to write a novel. Also, it helps with photos to take it straight on, not at an angle. Otherwise there is nothing wrong with your photo.

    If you are using your smartphone to take pictures, place your phone on a stack of sturdy books to hold it steady and at 90 degrees to the coin and put the phone control on a delayed shutter so it doesn't move by the action of your hand.

    If you are utterly new to US coin collecting, then immediately go to Amazon or the like and buy a version of the Red Book. Various versions of the Red Book can be had from as little as $13 (spiral bound small version) to $50 or less (Mega Red Book, 7th edition, the latest). It will answer many of your questions about the coins from colonial times to today.
     
  6. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    Gorgeous! I found a '39 just like that, except mine was a D. Keep em coming!
     
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  7. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    Your picture isn't bad. That's nice even angled.
     
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  8. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    very nice!
     
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  9. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    Thank you everybody!
     
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  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Nice Dime!

    Mercury (and his Greek counterpart Hermes) was depicted wearing winged hats in addition to the winged shoes. On this dime, though, it's Lady Liberty wearing a winged hat (Winged Liberty) that is not the same kind of hat that the gods wore.
     
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A beautiful piece that shows how good she worked in her life while in circulation.
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    PS I recently posted a thread on Mercury Dimes. I have a complete lower grade set and I went through a number of Mercury Dimes that a bought a number of years ago. The thread I posted I put together from junk coins and I lot that I bought. I ended up filling another Whitman’s album except for the 1916-D. I can post photos if you want but it’s not that difficult to do with the exception of a few dates.
     
  13. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    If it's no trouble, I would like to see it! :)
     
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Here you go. I didn’t want to hijack your thread. Like I said its a nice lower grade set that I assembled fairly cheaply. I just have to buy the 1916-D, in low grade to plug that hole. Holes drive me nuts. :)

    May you be able to do the same.
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  15. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    That's really cool! Thank you for sharing! :happy:
     
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  16. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    By the way, I have been collecting for about two years, so I am kind of new. I don't have the Red Book yet, but I plan to soon. I do have some other coin books though. Thanks for the info!
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You will find the Red Book very helpful but the prices are just a guide.
     
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  18. dimeguy

    dimeguy Dime Enthusiast

    Be careful with those Mercury dimes. If you look at enough of them you'll begin to obsess over them. Believe me, I should know! It is a lovely dime and I wish you many more!
     
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