Thursday, May 8, 2014

1982 No Mint Mark Dime

While it is certainly possible that you might find one of these in your pocket change, I suspect the chances are slim.  The estimated mintage was less than 150,000 and they were discovered early, so many rolls were snatched up from banks immediately.

Still, only a few thousand have been submitted to PCGS and only a few hundred to NGC, so there are many more of these somewhere.  That's probably why prices have stayed relatively low (under $200 for MS64's like this).

Note the "Strong" designation.  There are examples with less sharp dates and rims; these sell for a little less (though they may be more rare - it's impossible to know right now).

Although the chances of finding one now would be slim, it can't hurt to take a peek at your change, right?  Note that no dimes prior to 1980 will have the P mintmark even though they were minted in Philadelphia.

Note:  All my coins are in a safe deposit box.  I keep nothing in my home. 

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  1. That 1982 no P...made me look thru a dozen or so of the ones I have...none of which were minus the P...I wasn't even aware they existed, and I've been a collector since 1956...yep a long time making me one of the older dudes...Thanks for displaying that coin!

  2. Yes, unlikely to find one - but why not look?

    I started around then also..