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Reverse of 1968 Dimes

CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭

I saw listings in the Cherrypicker’s Guide for 1969, 1970, and 1970-D dimes with the variety “Reverse of 1968” It says that it was first used on 1968-S proofs, and after 1970 it became the standard for circulation strikes as well. However, I looked at a few dimes and all of the 1969, 1970, and 1970-Ds that I looked at are definitely the variety. I could not find one that was not the variety. Am I just extremely lucky or is the guide mistaken? Keep in mind that I did not check online, only the ones that I had.

Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

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  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are common on 1970 and 1970-D dimes, but it takes a lot of searching to find the 1969.

    Either you are extremely lucky with the 1969, or your IDs are mistaken.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    CRHer700, I totally agree with you. They seem to be just as common as those proof reverse quarters of 1956 through 1964. I have found these many many times..... and actually stopped looking for them.

    When they were first put into the cherrypickers guide the previous time, I actually posted here asking about them..... as they were common in my opinion. I'm sure I have found each years, with the 1968 and 1969 much more frequent than the 1970.

    I was expecting them to be omitted from the newest cherrypickers guide..... but still there! Am I just lucky also, and they really are scarce???? Interested in what others say.....

    ----- kj
  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2024 12:01AM

    @tincup said:
    CRHer700, I totally agree with you. They seem to be just as common as those proof reverse quarters of 1956 through 1964. I have found these many many times..... and actually stopped looking for them.

    When they were first put into the cherrypickers guide the previous time, I actually posted here asking about them..... as they were common in my opinion. I'm sure I have found each years, with the 1968 and 1969 much more frequent than the 1970.

    I was expecting them to be omitted from the newest cherrypickers guide..... but still there! Am I just lucky also, and they really are scarce???? Interested in what others say.....

    The 1970 and 1970-D FS-901 (Reverse of 1968) are very easily found - much more easily, in fact, than the 1956-1964 Type B quarters. The 1969 FS-901 is a different story - it takes quite a bit of searching to find. There is no 1968 with reverse of 1968 (for that year, they are only found on the 1968-S proofs, which are common).

  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭

    @IkesT said:

    @tincup said:
    CRHer700, I totally agree with you. They seem to be just as common as those proof reverse quarters of 1956 through 1964. I have found these many many times..... and actually stopped looking for them.

    When they were first put into the cherrypickers guide the previous time, I actually posted here asking about them..... as they were common in my opinion. I'm sure I have found each years, with the 1968 and 1969 much more frequent than the 1970.

    I was expecting them to be omitted from the newest cherrypickers guide..... but still there! Am I just lucky also, and they really are scarce???? Interested in what others say.....

    The 1970 and 1970-D FS-901 (Reverse of 1968) are very easily found - much more easily, in fact, than the 1956-1964 Type B quarters. The 1969 FS-901 is a different story - it takes quite a bit of searching to find. There is no 1968 with reverse of 1968 (for that year, they are only found on the 1968-S proofs, which are common).

    I have found 1 1969, 2 1970s, and 2 1970-Ds. I have not seen any of these dates without this feature. The 1966 in the picture with the 1969 is for reference.


    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭

    If the 1969 is real, what is it worth?
    Also, how common are 1970s and 1970-Ds with the old reverse?
    If it is worth a lot, then I will make sure to continue searching.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CRHer700 said:
    If the 1969 is real, what is it worth?

    In that condition, perhaps around $20 raw on eBay.

    Also, how common are 1970s and 1970-Ds with the old reverse?
    If it is worth a lot, then I will make sure to continue searching.

    In my experience, roughly 90% of the 1970 dimes and 70% of the 1970-D dimes I searched through had the old reverse design. It wasn't a giant sample size, so those numbers could be off, but it's safe to say is that both reverse types are relatively common for the 1970 and 1970-D dimes.

    Pay attention to high-grade examples, however - top UNCs of the 1970 FS-901 are harder to find than for the 1970-D FS-901.

  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭

    @IkesT said:

    @CRHer700 said:
    If the 1969 is real, what is it worth?

    In that condition, perhaps around $20 raw on eBay.

    Thank you so much! I shall definitely continue to search for the 1969s for that kind of money, but I shall spend the others.

    Also, how common are 1970s and 1970-Ds with the old reverse?
    If it is worth a lot, then I will make sure to continue searching.

    In my experience, roughly 90% of the 1970 dimes and 70% of the 1970-D dimes I searched through had the old reverse design. It wasn't a giant sample size, so those numbers could be off, but it's safe to say is that both reverse types are relatively common for the 1970 and 1970-D dimes.

    Pay attention to high-grade examples, however - top UNCs of the 1970 FS-901 are harder to find than for the 1970-D FS-901.

    >
    I’m not really into the high grade stuff, but I shall keep the look out.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭

    @IkesT , do you know of a cheap way to buy a Cherrypicker’s Guide Volume 1 for cheap? I only have had Volume 2 for less than a month, and it is already paying off.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CRHer700 said:
    @IkesT , do you know of a cheap way to buy a Cherrypicker’s Guide Volume 1 for cheap? I only have had Volume 2 for less than a month, and it is already paying off.

    You'll have to cherrypick one. ;)

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