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 Posted 06/12/2018  3:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Saibasu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone, my husband found a strange looking dime yesterday 8n his change and we were curious if anyone here could tell us a little about it. The dime is missing the date as there seemed to be some strike error thing with a giant smudge that distorts the shape of the coin. And the back looks strange with "10 C" being stamped over the "Elizabeth" part but upside down to it? Sorry I'm bad at describing it. I have a few bad pictures of it but not sure how to upload them yet.
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 Posted 06/12/2018  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roro57 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks to me like it was damaged on purpose but let's see what others have to say. By the way welcome, you will get a knowledgable response soon.
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 Posted 06/12/2018  4:30 pm  Show Profile   Check gidjit's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add gidjit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like it was squished against another dime
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 Posted 06/12/2018  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Saibasu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to try and get a better picture on my good camera too
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 Posted 06/12/2018  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Altaira to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No need for a better picture. When a coin is out of round, more likely than not it is PMD. gidjit is right, your coin was pressed with another dime.
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 Posted 06/12/2018  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Saibasu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pressed with another dime? Like someone did it on purpose? Or is there another way they get smushed together like that? Still pretty cool to me, but I generally don't know what I am talking about haha.
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 Posted 06/12/2018  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Check Johnathan55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Johnathan55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a little known fact that coins such as these are created by Mitosis, whereupon one coin will split into two separate coins if left in sunlight long enough. [citation_needed]

...Or two coins got smashed together with a press, but I'm sticking with my first opinion.

(It's a really interesting find for sure!)
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 Posted 06/13/2018  12:37 am  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's a little known fact that coins such as these are created by Mitosis, whereupon one coin will split into two separate coins if left in sunlight long enough. [citation_needed]


not exactly sound advice to a brand new member ...

Saibasu, although the chances that your dime has suffered post mint damage are very high, better pictures WOULD help,

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06/13/2018 12:39 am
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 Posted 06/13/2018  12:59 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage. You can't have a coin shaped like that, with other parts of the coin having a fully shaped rim. Seeing a fully shaped rim tells me that the collar die was engaged...
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 Posted 06/13/2018  01:32 am  Show Profile   Check Johnathan55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Johnathan55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hah, Apologies! Didn't realize the post was by a brand new member, ignore my silly joke there.

Yeah I would say probably post mint damage. Looks like one was pressed into the other. Looking at the images it must have taken a lot of force!


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