logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Marionette, Mistoff, Adrian Cahill, Ella moon, Acelin Fenton
57736 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,736 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,301 Topics
819,874 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 418
Nancy Roussy 343
Mona - Astronomy 129
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 122
Deanna - New Age 71
Sheryl T 70
Korie - California Editor 47
Susan - Meditation Editor 39
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 25
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor 24
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#737784 - 01/03/12 10:28 PM mercury dimes
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I found a mercury dime I have been saving that I forgot all about. What are those worth? Are they hard to find?

Top
#737786 - 01/03/12 10:28 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Oh, it's from 1945.

Top
#749387 - 03/03/12 11:42 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
wizphotogirl Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/03/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Montana
Hi Jill, I am new to this site and I found it because of your question on coins. I like to collect coins and my husband is into it big time hobby. I handle money at my job and I am always looking for that special coin. I just wanted to say never clean or polish a coin. Any added scratches takes value away from the coin. I found a 1920 wheat penny a couple of weeks ago and it is still in good shape. Another thing to look for is silver nickles and to tell this is to look on the back of the nickle and see if there is a mint mark above the dome of the building and if there is, this nickle has silver content in it. Happy hunting, wizphotogirl

Top
#749705 - 03/05/12 08:42 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
wizphotogirl Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/03/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Montana
Just to update you on the mercury dimes, they are worth about $2.50 just in the silver content, but if the condition is great the value goes up!

Top
#752473 - 03/20/12 04:09 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
that is great, whizphotogirl! Glad to see you here.

my dime has some old glue on the back face, but the front face seems nice. I have it wrapped up in cloth and ready to look at in the coin shop.

Top
#752744 - 03/21/12 10:48 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
wizphotogirl Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/03/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Montana
when going to a coin shop, always look around because each shop will give a different value on it and also the value changes according to the market exchange.

Top
#753537 - 03/26/12 08:44 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Good to know, thank you!

Top
#753573 - 03/27/12 06:46 AM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
Beetlemess Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 60166
Here's a website that discusses the types & value of silver coins:

Silver Coin Values

Also found a interesting note on Wikipedia under 'Junk Silver' heading - Silver U.S. coins that add up to $1.40 will yield one troy ounce of silver.
_________________________
-B-
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children."

Top
#761032 - 05/04/12 08:59 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Thanks, Beetle. I took the dime in to the coin shop here and it seems to be worth the value of the silver.

I am hearing this is the time to buy silver, not sell. Anyone know what is going on?

Top
#847055 - 12/04/13 12:57 PM Re: mercury dimes [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
The spot price of silver is now hovering around $19 an ounce, which is pretty cheap in my book.

I picked up a few mercury dimes at 17x face value from my local coin shop. I like having them. I also picked up some war nickels at a value under spot. smile

Top

Moderator:  Gary-Coin Editor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Brighten up Your Broccoli!
by Allyson - USACook/HomeCook
American Regional Cuisine
42 minutes 21 seconds ago
The Goddess
by ancientflaxman
Spirituality
Today at 12:15 PM
Tea Events
by mary-tea1
Tea
Today at 09:38 AM
Eris - Dwarf Planet *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 09:33 AM
What's your favorite Tea or Herbal?
by mary-tea1
Tea
Today at 09:30 AM
Ist Aug Win
by "Rosie"
Contests & Sweepstakes
Today at 09:08 AM
5 Tips For Wide-Angle Photography
by Ewa - Photography
Photography
Today at 06:59 AM
Are Humans Perfectible ?
by Cheryll - Bahá'í Life
Baha'i Faith
Today at 06:55 AM
What are you grateful for today?
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
Today at 06:20 AM
Rosetta and Comet C-G head for the Sun
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 06:19 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
2 registered (Izeigo, ancientflaxman), 80 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.