In change today...

In change today...

Post by dwhee.. » Wed, 02 Aug 2006 13:51:52



Quote:
>From a pop machine at work today, got a 1940 (I think) Merc dime in at

least VF20. Looks like it may have been through a fire at one time, but
under magnification what looks like a burnt area is actual fingernail
polish!

Even common date coins like this make me wonder about its history. Did
someone get into an old collection? Was this even recognized as a
silver dime when it was last spent? How many hands have handled this in
the past? All of the questions that make used coin collection
interesting, in my opinion.

Daniel B. Wheeler