Robert J. writes: I recently received from my grandmother my grandfathers old coin albums with Mercury Head Dime, Lincoln Head Cent, and Buffalo Nickel. Many of these coins are missing and I would like to complete the sets as a remembrance of him. I was wondering if you know of anyone who deals with these specific coins. The albums are from Whiteman Publishing Company from Racine Wisconsin, copyright 1940. The book numbers are 9004, 9008, 9014. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Thanks Robert
The Whitman albums are still being made and can be purchased at your local coin shop. Most of the coins, in average circulated condition, are available at local coin shops or shows. The hardest and most expensive pieces to find are the early cents like the 1909-S VDB, 1909-S, 1911-D, 1914-D and the 1922 plain. The toughest nickels are the 1913D Type II, 1913-S Type II, 1918-D (8 over 7) and the 1937-D 3 legged nickel. The hardest to find Mercury dimes are the 1916-D and the 1921’s from all mints.