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09 Oct 2021

"My Little Book of Nuts"

Exonumia | Kepi

Here's a fun little blast from the past blog! I have been collecting these vintage coin saver bank folders back from the 50's and 60's. At the time these were geared towards kids to teach them to save money. (What a Great idea!) haha This one I'm showing today features a squirrel and he's collecting "nuts" or what I would call "Mercury Dimes"... I wanted all of these dimes to be blast white just for the fun of it, but to my surprise while finished and sitting on a shelf I noticed that the dimes are starting to tone. Well the top half of the dime that is... Crazy! The part that is slid down in the pocket is still shiny silver. Now I would have thought it would have been the opposite perhaps the cardboard having some chemical in it... But no, the part of the dime not touching the cardboard toned. Any thoughts on why this happened? Another crazy thought... This little folder holds 30 Mercury Dimes and when filled up you have saved $3.00! Well back in the 50's that is! haha Hope you enjoyed my blog! Comments are welcomed. ; )

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02 Sep 2018

**When Great Minds Think Alike...**

Coins-United States | Kepi

As a lot of my fellow collectors already know one of my passions are beautifully toned Mercury Dimes. Lately as I have been searching through favorite auction sites, I have been seeing more and more pre-1965 Roosevelt Dimes that also show some wonderful colors and tones. I have been lucky in my biddingto have won a couple of these examples and have been really happy upon receiving them. My photo's are of a 1953-S Roosevelt Dime graded MS65 by PCGS and a 1958-D Roosevelt Dime graded MS66FB also by PCGS. Both now reside in my collection next to my Mercury Dimes who are probably wondering who the heck is this guy and what kinda dime are you! ; ) haha Now these will never replace my Mercury's but I have been noticing toned Roosevelts can go for as much as some toned Mercury's. I have to wonder as time goes by if the next generation of collectors will think of Roosevelts as being "old" and collectable in the same sense that I have thought that about my Mercury's. It's something for the YN's to think about... will you collect Classic older coinage or move forward to newer more modern designs? Now a few words about my blog... After reading it some of you might think, hmmm, this seems familiar. Well, I had pre-written this blog awhile ago and had put aside for a later date. Now in the meantime my "Better-Half andFellow-Collector" was deciding on what his next blog would be... Can you guess what he choose? Yep, the Roosevelts... So this one's for youBabe ; ) Thanks for reading my blog. Comments are always welcome.

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12 Mar 2017

MERCURY MILESTONE!!!

Coins-United States | Kepi

I've been working on my Dansco Mercury Dime Album for awhile now and I've reached a milestone and wanted to share it with my fellow Numi's! This is the second page all holes filled! I decided to choose dimes that "talked" to me rather than picking out all with a similar look or grade. Thus I have toned, blast white, full split bands, no bands...I love all my dimes! : ) Just a note... only 8 empty holes on page one! : )

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09 Jul 2016

YOU BOUGHT WHAT!!! HOW MUCH DO WE OWE???

Coins-United States | Kepi

After the auction closed this is exactly what I said to my husband. "You bought what! How much do we owe?" Now keep in mind I've always wanted the coveted 1916 D Mercury Dime...as Mercury Dimes are my thing and that year was always just a dream. But there it was, a reality come true... an invoice from Great Collections in our e-mail : ) After all was said and done, with the coin in my hand...I thought she's beautiful !!! My husband is amazing, my hero and as I later found out quite the bidder. He sniped this beauty at less than half of what it's worth in the Red Book. All is good..... : )

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