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Quote from: brandm24 on August 07, 2020, 04:52:40 PMThat's a nice lineup of the different types, Dale. I like the seated and mercury designs, but not the Barbers so much. You do have a nice New Orleans example there though. Do you have a many of the different types?Bruce
Quote from: gpimper on August 07, 2020, 02:43:49 PMDale, I like that 76CC! There were a number of different types minted. .9 silver designed by Christian Gobrecht. This one looks like a CC type one to me, 8.2 million minted.
Quote from: Prosit on August 07, 2020, 05:28:21 PMThe 1876 is the oldest and the only example of this or any other old dime series I have.I think this might be the only Barber coin of any denomination I have.Mercury dimes...I have fewer than a dozen (not sure) various dates and grades although nothing high grade.Roosevelt dimes...I have a complete circulated set up to 1964 and a complete MS set after 1964 to at least 2016-17. (in mint sets)Might have a standing liberty quarter, might have a very poor old old half dollar or two and a couple old dollarsI have a lot of Washington Quarter in MS. I also have a couple old Large Cents. No 2c, no 3 cents.I would say as for US types I have a poor start :-)Other than Mint Sets and some Modern Commemorative halves and Dollars and an occasional single I haven't actually collected US coins since around 2000 or 2001. Watching these cent, nickel and dime posts is making me think I would like to collect a few more.Andrew, a good friend of mine in the UK has a much more spectacular and complete US type set than I do. Dale
Quote from: gpimper on August 07, 2020, 09:54:46 PMI like that New Orleans '02 as well but my favorite dime design has always been the Mercury. They stopped after 1945 and went to the Roosevelt. Here is an OK 1944. Not rare but nice. Philadelphia mint.
Quote from: gpimper on August 08, 2020, 07:22:28 PMBruce, it's all good! Just having fun I'll through out the odd recipe or crazy Navy story at times. I ever tell you about the time I feel off a volcano? That hurt.
Quote from: Figleaf on August 08, 2020, 07:20:01 PMI guess an overhaul of the fasces was due in 1945. The symbolism on the reverse is clear: laurel (victory), torch (light, guidance, leadership), oak (strength). Fascism was beaten, enemies and allies exhausted. The American century was at its zenith and it did provide leadership. Marshall aid was a political breakthrough. It changed minds and approaches and it was instrumental in stopping communism. The UN and Bretton Woods created a stable world order.When you are at the pinnacle of the top of the upper part of the food chain, you don't need change. Things are perfect as they are. That's what the lack of style of this coin says: very conservative. The trouble with not accepting change is that the world keeps turning anyway. The complementary issues of the Vietnam war, the oil crisis and the dollar crisis were waiting ahead.Peter