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23 Mercury with a peeled layer

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 Posted 01/18/2012  5:02 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

This 1921 Mercury dime has a peeled layer at around 10:00 position. You'll see that the edge is also a lot thinner there too. Is it a planchet error or lamination or something else? Is this regarded as a good error, that is, does it provide additional value, or is it considered damage? Thanks.



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 Posted 01/18/2012  8:46 pm  Show Profile Check macmercury's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like acid damage...I am not sure without further inspection...
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 Posted 01/20/2012  05:48 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably used nitric acid, common in coin and bullion shops to test for gold quality, might have been a coin someone just dropped some on to see what happened, or was accidentally spilled and the coin sat in some for a bit.
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 Posted 01/20/2012  5:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SilverEye to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Is this coin real silver?"

"Here, a guy taught me to put a drop of this acid on it."

"Hey that's too much! Wipe it off!"

"What with my hand?! It's acid!"

"Well get something! My coin is dissolving! You owe me a new dime!"

"Gaak! We're out of paper towels! Hold on!"
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 Posted 01/21/2012  11:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add arsave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage.
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 Posted 01/21/2012  11:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PMD, even altered the date.
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 Posted 01/30/2012  6:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CCTrader to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What does the reverse look like?
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 Posted 02/03/2012  5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reverse looks normal, not peeled or corroded.
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