"SUN"'s Blog

09 Nov 2018

Coin Thoughts #60 by "SUN"

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In August, I decided I needed a project, so I settle on putting together proof Roosevelt Dimes from 1950-1964.  I checked the values in COIN WORLD TRENDS and determined assembling a collection in Proof 67 would be my goal.  When I collect a series, I like to assemble a collection within a grade or two. What ever grade you collected, it makes an attractive collection. 

Back to the Roosevelt Dimes, I purchased coins in NGC or PCGS slabs. I was surprised how easy it was to assemble a collection in 4 months. (It took me a year and half to collect early proof Jefferson Nickels). I purchased the coins, including postage off of ebay at less than 70% of COIN WORLD TRENDS.  I purchased 3 coins at less than $7 dollars each, less than the cost of the having the coin graded by a third party.  I obtained a couple in cameo proof and one in Proof 68.  The 1959 was the last one to complete the collection.

My thoughts on this project, Roosevelt Dimes are very much overlooked.  It is the only series in circulation that has not had a design change at one time or another. If you don't want third party grading, you can obtained the coins at even more reasonable prices. I saw complete set of proof 1950-1964 in a Capital Plastic holder go for a little more than $200. I saw a roll of 1959 proofs for $115.  Try to assemble a short set of Mercury Dimes or a short set of Buffalo Nickels in Mint State condition, you will find there is stiff competition.  So, if you want to collect something reasonable, look at Roosevelt Dimes in proof or mint state condition.



Level 5

Sounds like a nice collection!

Sound like a nice, decently priced collection to obtain, and eBay is a great place to purchase coins.


Level 6

I'm enjoying collecting some nice high graded Roosevelt Dimes as well... toned for me. ; ) haha Good blog!


Level 4

You always feel happy when you complete a collection, congratulations and thanks for sharing.


Level 4

Yes, a great collecting topic. Check out Mega Red 4th Edition for an in depth look at dimes. (Two of my political encased pieces are pictured in Appendix H, Carpe Dime!, so yes, I recommend the book!)

It's Mokie

Level 6

Always looking for a new angle to collect, that sounds like a fun collection to put together. Thanks for sharing.


Level 6

Good choice for a collection. FDR dimes are overlooked. Silver proofs make a nice set.


Level 7

I'm very happy you got it done. It's not that hard like you said if you know we're to look. My collection goes from start to current. It's in a Dansco album not touched by human hand. All from sets. I added up the cost and as you know with all those coins it was just to much. I like them and there underrated. I'm glad they brought the silver proof back. Like you said there great. Congratulations on completion of that set. It must look great with that luster. Thanks Mike.


Level 6

I too have "discovered" Roosevelt dimes. I am working on a series of pre-65 mint state and proofs. I go for attractive, to me, toning. You are right in them being very reasonably priced usually. Thanks. I hope we didn't just drive up the prices.ha!

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