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1968 dime silver or nickel

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jman14
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 Posted 02/24/2012  12:10 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jman14 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi folks. Please excuse my ignorance. Very very amatuer collector. How can one tell if a 1968 dime is silver or nickel. To my understanding some are 50% silver while others are 99% nickel. Is this correct and if so how do you tell? Thanks for your time. Cheers!

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 Posted 02/24/2012  12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petersun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try using a magnet. That might not work, but sometimes does.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  12:18 am  Show Profile Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
magnet works for quarter same year, dont have a dime to test but I would think the same
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 Posted 02/24/2012  12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penny4Me to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
99% nickel will stick to a magnet. 50% silver/50% Cu will NOT stick to a magnet.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  08:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jman14 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
great thanks for the info....i really don't know that much about coins. I have just started reading some of the stuff on the forums and have learned alot already. still much I don't understand. Cheers!
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 Posted 02/24/2012  08:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add swrbxxx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like pennyforme said, if it sticks to a magnet it is nickel, if it doesn't you have a 50% dime, you can also do a drop test silver has a distinct ring to it when dropped.
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