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Old 08-01-2014, 02:20 PM
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Default $100 Dimes yields possible find of a litfetime

Early in the morning at opening time of my local bank I called and asked if they had any customer wrapped rolls of dimes. So I put $100 on hold and quickly went there to obtain the amount. So guess what I got? Bank wrapped rolls? So I just quickly scanned for silver. I didn't open any of the rolls but I saw a few interested sides. One of them was an error dime. The error is known as a Half Collar. Once I scanned all the rolls I went to another bank and asked if they had any costumer wrapped rolls of dimes again. So guess what I got? Bank wrapped rolls . But although there was no silver out of $200 in dimes. I found a few keepers. I found another half collar error dime. I also found the low mintage year of 2009 D and 2009 P dimes. One of each. But I have so much compensation for no silver. It is a 1985 P dime. It appears to be struck on a copper planchet and I see no sign of the typical "silver/clad" look of a dime. It looks like copper. I did the drop test numerous times with a copper penny, zinc penny, and with many dimes. All of the tests I have completed, gave me the conclusion of it being a copper planchet due to the copper ring. I don't have a scale so I cant weigh it but there is something very interesting. The dime is 2 to 3 times thicker than a normal sized dime and is slightly larger in length than a normal dime. I am going to get this authenticated by a error expert in my area on Monday.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:43 PM
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Keep us posted, could be very interesting to hear the outcome!

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Old 08-01-2014, 06:49 PM
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Eyes can be deceiving....weigh the coin!

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Old 08-01-2014, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DirtyRob View post
Eyes can be deceiving....weigh the coin!
Like I said, I don't own a scale. So on Monday I am going to get it authenticated.

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:58 PM
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Your collection worth may be climbing to the moon!!!!
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:28 PM
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Ok, you have had plenty of time to get the coin looked at by a dealer and for him to weigh it...What did he have to say??????

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by KingTotsalot View post
Ok, you have had plenty of time to get the coin looked at by a dealer and for him to weigh it...What did he have to say??????
I know, I took it to a coin shop. I had to leave it there for someone to look it and for it to be shot to check which alloy it is made out of. I am going to find out on Thursday when I go back to the shop.

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Ok, you have had plenty of time to get the coin looked at by a dealer and for him to weigh it...What did he have to say??????
Ended up just being a normal dime with extreme toning. But a great thing to learn about.

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:06 AM
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Toning = Dirt and Corrosion???
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the difference of his chin from one to another is huge. Looks like he had a facelift. Good luck......
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Yeah, there are areas here where the soil turns clad coins a deep red color. They look just like copper.
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