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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwellsilverhammer View Post
    i actually won a bid on ebay sneaking in at last 5 seconds and my bid came out $1 above someones automatic highest bid. i paid $747 for that one which i now have 2. The seller immediately increased his minimum on the next of an additional ten he has to $899, so i guess i really did get one of the last available at a decent price. Already have a couple of the 2019's at early bird pricing.
    Way to go Max....I was rooting for you..lol. Persistence pays off. Me thinks this will be a key date (2018) down the road.

    I have been looking but our Canadian peso makes these really expensive. Anyone know how many proofs of the 2018 1/2 AGE were sold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sage View Post
    I still have one of these and check eBay from time to time. The coin has stayed in the $225-240 range. Basically "break even" from the original cost, if one were to sell.
    Just peeked and 4 years later and ROI hasn't really improved much.
    Prices around the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sage View Post
    Just peeked and 4 years later and ROI hasn't really improved much.
    Prices around the same.
    yep, i still have 10 still in the boxes from the mint.

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    I was looking up silver hallmarks from Italy earlier today. I found that from 1934 to 1944, each maker's mark had a fasces in the middle of it. This is the same symbol that I see on the back of the merc dime (1916-1945). It's an axe surrounded by a cluster of birch sticks with the blade of the axe sticking out. The symbol was used in the Italian hallmarks of that period because it was the symbol of the fascist government that was in power at the time (1922-1943). Apparently, the name fascism is derived from fasces. Coincidentally, that symbol was removed from the US dime in 1946, Not that long after the US & allies defeated the fascist government in Italy. I was surprised to learn that this symbol is still featured prominently in the Rostrum of the US House of Representatives today - https://history.house.gov/Education/...m-Fact-Sheet2/
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    The march of dimes mint sets still have lower mintages of the dimes, and even two of them, they have no value increase either. Only the low mintage ASE seem to do well.

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    well the 2016 Mercury dimes are selling nicely. Better than the Standing quarters and Walking Liberty halfs I have. I have a question though. Twice now I have been questioned about milk spots or toning on these Gold Centennial Coins from 2016? I have only ever seen milk spots on silver coins and really only on the Canadian Maples. Has anyone here seen milk spots on Gold coins? I just opened these after being stored in the safety deposit box for over 7 years and never out of the mint provided plastic capsule. I only opened to look at them to take pictures for advertisement purposes. I looked closely but saw nothing resembling any discoloration or spots or marks of any kind. Any information is appreciated. Thanks, Max.

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    I haven't looked lately but at last exam 6 months ago, they looked the same as when received to my eye.
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    I have never seen white spots on gold coins. The only thing I've seen on gold is what they call "strawberry" markings which is a spot of copper that makes this reddish discoloring. These showed up on some gold Pandas and was found to be poor smelting and mixing in the making of the blanks or planchets. Same for a few older US gold coins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPalm View Post
    I was looking up silver hallmarks from Italy earlier today. I found that from 1934 to 1944, each maker's mark had a fasces in the middle of it. This is the same symbol that I see on the back of the merc dime (1916-1945). It's an axe surrounded by a cluster of birch sticks with the blade of the axe sticking out. The symbol was used in the Italian hallmarks of that period because it was the symbol of the fascist government that was in power at the time (1922-1943). Apparently, the name fascism is derived from fasces. Coincidentally, that symbol was removed from the US dime in 1946, Not that long after the US & allies defeated the fascist government in Italy. I was surprised to learn that this symbol is still featured prominently in the Rostrum of the US House of Representatives today - https://history.house.gov/Education/...m-Fact-Sheet2/
    the fasces was the tool of the roman lictors ( executive branch ) The axe ( beheading ) and fasces bundle of whiprods were symbols of law and order..

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