The best part about your articles is that they are a true learning experience and so very interesting; the worst part is it's finally spring in my part of the world and that means every sunshiny minute is spent outside with my hands in the soil.
By the end of the day I'm too tired to go through my jars and boxes of coins.
But I'm reading every word you write and when my time outside slows down a little, I'll have a whole new project: searching and comparing coins, based on what you've written. You and Jon are creating new interests for us. That's a good thing! Thank you.
I remember the Winged Liberty Head dime was not uncommon in circulation during my childhood. DH is an avid coin collector. He's got a lot of coins! Not long ago, he gave me a silver dollar, because he knows I like the gold and silver coins the best.
How odd that this thread should receive a new post.
Just this morning, the last dream I had was about a dime.
I dreamt that I found a dime that was dated 1857 or 1867 (can't remember now) and I was trying to convince someone what a great movie we could make called...."The Making of a Dime." Although now that I'm awake, I think the title I should have dreamt is "The Life of a Dime."
I thought we could start by showing some man who worked in the Mint long, long ago, doing his job of making coins. We would follow the travels of one specific dime, through all the pockets it inhabited, through all the States it found itself in, through the years of changes and people it belonged to. Lots of little sub-stories in this movie. I thought about that dream for a long time after I woke up. I still think it's a good idea.
But isn't it a coincidence that you brought this thread back to life today??