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1916 Mercury Dime "P" Stamped on Reverse

 
 
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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Foch to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello, I found a 1916 Mercury dime in pretty rough shape while metal detecting. On the reverse of the coin the letter "P" is stamped below E Pluribus Unum. Does anyone know what this marking means and why it's there? Thank you!



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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone counter-stamped it. The coin is worth silver value only.
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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Foch to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! I wasn't finding anything online but "counter-stamped" was the magic word I was missing. Thanks again!
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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, but no way to trace it. Agree, just worth melt.



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 Posted 08/27/2018  7:53 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a counterstamped coin. The condition is very rough, so it's only worth Silver melt value now.
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 Posted 08/27/2018  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That dime just had a little pee, that's all...

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 Posted 08/27/2018  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess someone just wanted to let everyone know it is a Philly and Not a Denver mint . NO added value .
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 Posted 08/28/2018  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would a "D" counter stamp be worth more?

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