Starter Set of 5 Mercury Dimes from 1920’s

Check out my eBay auction for this nice starter set of Mercury Dimes. These would be a great Christmas gift.

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Indian Head Cent Starter Sets – 4 coins/$10

Share the hobby of coin collecting! Our Indian Head Cent Starter sets make a great gift for a child or grand-child. The coins are in Fine to Very Fine condition, 12 to 20 points. Each set contains four coins of differing dates from 1904 through 1908. Each set is only $10 plus $2.50 for postage and handling.

Indian Head Cent Starter Set

Four Indian Head Cents from four different years, 1904-1908, in Fine to Very Fine condition. Cost includes postage and handling.

$12.50

The Indian Head Cent is such a beautiful coin. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the Chief Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.

Longacre advocated his Indian Head design in an August 21, 1858, letter to Mint Director James Ross Snowden:

“From the copper shores of Lake Superior, to the silver mountains of Potosi from the Ojibwa to the Aramanian, the feathered tiara is as characteristic of the primitive races of our hemisphere, as the turban is of the Asiatic. Nor is there anything in its decorative character, repulsive to the association of Liberty … It is more appropriate than the Phrygian cap, the emblem rather of the emancipated slave, than of the independent freeman, of those who are able to say “we were never in bondage to any man”. I regard then this emblem of America as a proper and well defined portion of our national inheritance; and having now the opportunity of consecrating it as a memorial of Liberty, ‘our Liberty’, American Liberty; why not use it? One more graceful can scarcely be devised. We have only to determine that it shall be appropriate, and all the world outside of us cannot wrest it from us.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Head_cent)