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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 6, February 4, 2001, Article 6

MINT LEDGERS REVEAL 1894-S DIME INFO 

   A cover article by Richard Kelly and Nancy Oliver 
   in the February 5, 2001 issue of COIN WORLD 
   about the rare 1894-S dime notes "New evidence 
   concerning their purpose has been uncovered within 
   the old 19th century leather-bound ledgers of the 
   San Francisco Mint currently stored at the National 
   Archives in San Bruno, Calif." 

   "During the research for our book on the Granite 
    Lady (A Mighty Fortress - The Stories Behind the 
   2nd San Francisco Mint), we discovered evidence 
   within the federal archives that may question the 
   total minted of the 1894-S Barber dime and may 
   clarify where several of the reported 24 pieces 
   now reside." 

   Letters in the archives indicate that a total of five 
   1894-S dimes were forwarded to the Assay Commission, 
   but it is unclear if these five were part of or in addition 
   to the reported mintage of 24.  Little beyond that is 
   revealed in the article, so we may have to wait for the 
   book to learn where "several of the reported 24 pieces 
   now reside." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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