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Offline North

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Why dimes
« on: March 26, 2012, 09:34:57 AM »
I've noticed that bags of pre-64 silver dimes cost a bit more then bags of pre-64 coins (i.e. a mix of dimes, quarters and half dollars) when the face value is the same.  Is there any reason the dimes would be worth more?  I cant see it as a cost related to sorting since they all had to be sorted in order to have a set total face value (usually looking at $100 or $250 bags).

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Re: Why dimes
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 11:50:29 PM »
Well, afaik, pre-65 dime, quarters, half-dollars & dollars were all 90% silver.

But post-65 (to 70 or 71) Kennedys were 50% silver.

So if a bag has post 65 Kennedys in the mix, then the total silver by weight will be less...
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Re: Why dimes
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 01:02:39 PM »
Do the bags weigh the same?  Might there be more silver in a dime bag  :o vs. a mixed bag?

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