Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Coin Community Forum
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!
 All Forums
 US Coins and Currency Discussion Forums
 US Classic Variety and Error Coins

To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
 

23 Mercury with a peeled layer

Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
drdave
Pillar Of The Community
United States
611 Posts
 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.



Pillar Of The Community
Coin Community SupporterSupporter!
United States
2566 Posts
 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...
Pillar Of The Community
United States
4862 Posts
 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.
"Buy the Book Before You Buy the Coin" - Aaron R. Feldman - "And read it" - Me 2013!
ANA Life Member #3288 in good standing since 1982 • EAC Member #6202 • NBS Member • 2¢ variety collector.
Valued Member
United States
312 Posts
 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!"
Valued Member
United States
224 Posts
 Posted 01/21/2012  11:03 pm  Show Profile Check arsave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add arsave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage.
President Racine Numismatic Society
www.arsave.com
Rest in Peace
United States
9104 Posts
 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.
Valued Member
United States
54 Posts
 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?
Pillar Of The Community
United States
611 Posts
 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.
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
SELECTED Modern WORLD Coins with LOW MintageCoins Commemorating the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic GamesCoinSniper.com is the numismatic penny auction.SWCoins - We Love CoinsAmerican Silver Eagles only $2.49 over Spot!
Coin Community Member eBay Sales - Only CCF Members Included Here
Ending Soon   Newly Listed   Lowest Price   Highest Price  
Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  
New Forum Topics Recently Active Forum Topics




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2014 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use
Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2014 Coin Community Forums Go To Top Of Page
It took 0.91 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05