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NumisMedia Weekly Market Report

Current News and Analysis of the

United States Rare Coin Market

August 24, 2009

Mercury Dimes Trading at New Price Levels

     Buffalo Nickels and Mercury Dimes have both taken some serious losses in value over the past couple of months. The primary support for these two series has disappeared and supplies have increased.

     In this week’s LD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide, there are numerous substantial declines for many better dates. The 1913 D TII Buffalo Nickel in MS67 has a lower Market at $10,750, down from the previous $12,500. The 1916 S in MS66 has a new Market price of $3,675, which has declined $275. Other significant decreases are the 1918 S in MS66, 1921 S in MS65, and the 1927 D in MS66.

     While some Mercury Dimes are lower, we do not see the excessive supplies on the market that we see in Buffalo Nickels. Most of the declines are for Full Band coins. The 1921 P & D are both lower in MS65 FB. Despite the fact that these series have seen drastic reductions in value, some buyers have been willing to take advantage of the current market and dealers are reporting trades at new lower levels.

     The NumisMedia FMV Rare Coin Price Guide, the Official Price Guide of NGC and the Collectors Society, has gone mobile. Designed for the iPhone, the FMV Price Finder Web App is now available at

     The NumisMedia Mobile FMV Price Finder lists retail Fair Market Value prices for properly graded United States rare coins in all grades, Good through MS70. And it is FREE to all visitors and does not require a password.

     Don't forget to bookmark the Price Finder front page to your iPhone Home Page for easy, one-touch access to our FMV Price Finder Web App.

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