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30 Apr 2021

New Dimes?

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Is there going to be a new dime series?
The Roosevelt Dime has been running for a long time, and, as mentioned in The Numismatist, coins only have to run for 25 years. I feel like its been about time a new dime series was released. I think there should be one featuring liberty again, because there hasn't been any liberty coins in a long time meant for circulation. Tell me what you think a new dime series would look like.

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

Back to the images of freedom, pride and country.

Mokie

Level 6

The Dime is the one coin in our current lineup that I would most want to replace, the design was never particularly good and it has not aged well.

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

I just wrote a paper for a numismatic scholarship about America's old tradition of proclaiming liberty on our coinage, and why we need to slowly do away with this modern political garbage like keeping an equal amount of democrats and republican faces on our coins, and get back with America's roots with designs featuring an allegorical personification of liberty. It hurts my heart that the once-strong American patriotic spirit that the Founding Fathers so perfectly embodied on our coinage has been doing nothing but fade in recent years. While we once saluted the military, some now kneel durring the songs we sing to show our respect for them. While we once stood for the flag and knelt for the cross, America is slowly switching its mindset. While I normally stay away from political statements, forgive me for this one. For this is not the America the Founding Fathers invisioned when they established this great nation, and its everlasting footprint on the nation: our bold coinage. -NM

Mike

Level 7

Liberty stands for our nation. I don't think I don't want our country Standards changed. Get rid of the eagle also. Change its not because it's been around to long it's because you don't like it . Face the facts. You want to collect other things. I'm with Gary. Change for the sake of change is useless.

Golfer

Level 5

New design would be fine. I imagine the design would come under intense scrutiny by politicians and others looking to make a statement. I wouldn't be surprised if all coins get a remake for political correctness and for political purposes.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I would hate to see partisanship in our coinage. That would be sad if one side or the other began ramming through designs reflecting their politics. That's the quickest way to further divide an already highly divided nation

coinsbygary

Level 5

This is a good conversation to have. So far, since 1999, I have enjoyed the variety emblematic of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and American territories, along with, "America the Beautiful" portrayed on the Washington Quarter. Now starting next year, the Washington Quarter will feature famous American women on the reverse. Because I am a rabid fan of Laura Gardin Fraser, I hope her 1932 rendition of George Washington will finally appear on the quarter-dollar. As for the dime, if the design is good and symbolic of freedom and liberty, I think it might be time for a change. As I said, let's have that conversation.

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

I mostly agree with you, Gary. I hope we will eventually see some inspiration of older designs featured on our circulated coinage.

Mike

Level 7

Some of the people who want to get rid of the design haven't been around 25 years. So what is the problem? I can see if your older and been around since it started. Change for the sake of change I don't understand.. Change the cent ,the nickel now the dime. Let's get rid of all of them. Besides the mint is not well in changing things. You probably wouldn't like the new design. Use the commens. There a great example.. You don't like the coin you don't have to collect them.

Kepi

Level 6

I would love to see some new "classic" looking designs. Enough of the old Presidents...

Long Beard

Level 5

I began collecting sometime around 1974-75, filling an old blue Whitman board with Lincoln cents (which I still have). Very quickly I gravitated towards the dime denomination, for reasons still not fully understood. First were the Winged Liberty and Roosevelt simultaneously, followed by the Barber. These three series are complete by date/mint mark with exception to the 1895o Barber until I find one with the right look. Finally, I'm currently 2/3 through the extremely difficult Seated Liberty series. I mentioned all of this because having such a passion for the denomination I could not agree more, especially the desire to see something other than a former President on the dime. All coinage as far as this is concerned. Aside from a few refinements and a composition change, the Roosevelt dime holds the record for longest continual run of all United States coinage dating back to 1792.

DaNumisMasta

Level 5

You said it best!

Longstrider

Level 6

You make a good point. I would like to see most of our coins get a remake. Not a do away but a new design. I will never give up my cent coin. Liberty would be good. I like the classics but doubt most people do. Thanks for your thoughts and reasoning.

And thanks for the longer-ish blog, but try to do at least 7 sentences.

I kinda do want a new design, liberty would be good, but it seems like liberty is like from the past. I don't think they will mint anymore coins with liberty except for commems, so yeah.

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