John T. writes: In a recent periodical there was an article related to a large shipment of 1907-D dimes from the Denver Mint that was lost in that same year after the vehicle carrying the load careened off of a cliff. These have never been found. Any advice on where I might find additional information on this most facinating occurrance? Thank You, JT
As the story goes, 4 wagonloads of dimes were lost in the Black Canyon fresh from the Denver Mint. No one knows if this is the reason that Mint State 1907-D dimes are difficult to find. Ed Rochette published an article about this story in Numismatic News some years ago. You can contact them and see if a reprint is available.