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1966 Roosevelt Dime Found In Ground

 
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 Posted 05/20/2022  11:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Water4all to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I found this dime and was wanting to learn more about it. The info I've found on the internet seems ro be all over the place. I found it in the ground and originally thought it was a penny because it's copper looking. Thank you in advance!


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 Posted 05/20/2022  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamuelPickwick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is some basic information: https://www.coincommunity.com/us_di...oosevelt.asp
Scroll down to 1965 - Present.
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 Posted 05/20/2022  11:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone has used acid to eat away the clad layer, which is why it is also pitted.
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 Posted 05/20/2022  11:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Water4all to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you guys! The link was a big help seeing the different qualities and knowing that someone ruined it with acid was helpfull too. I saw on another site where the top layer just was not put on. So that's what had me curious if maybe both layers where not put on this one. I found it around 6 inches deep in dirt while metal hunting. Thank you again!
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 Posted 05/21/2022  04:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. May have been buried in acidic soil for a while? Or cleaned with acid to see what was dug up?
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 Posted 05/21/2022  04:55 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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May have been buried in acidic soil for a while?


Looks quite typical for a cupro-nickel coin that's been buried in acidic soil for a long time. If it was put back into circulation the silver color would start to come through on the highest points. Metal detectorists find lots of coins like this.
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 Posted 05/21/2022  07:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 05/21/2022  07:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, yes. Dime was exposed to a corrosive environment for some time--likely while lounging around in soil.
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 Posted 05/21/2022  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very much what I'd expect a coin buried in acidic soil to look like.



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 Posted 05/21/2022  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@water that is a fun find. It would be interesting to know the weight of this coin as I suspect it is low.
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 Posted 05/21/2022  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Water4all to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I watched a guy on YouTube who said not to clean it with anything but water and I did only that. So, Tennessee has some acidic soils! Thank you it was literally my first time out and I found a really cool coin with lots of history. Will let you guys know if I find anything else cool. I'll try and get the weight when I find a scale. It's pretty light.
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