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Weird 1942 Mercury Dime With The Beginning Of An "In God We Trust" On Edge

 
 
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 Posted 08/20/2019  10:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add technicium to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not sure what the heck this is or how it happened, but here's a photo of what I have. The "N" in "in" appears to be inverted? Not positive. Wife took the photo for me but now I can't find the coin to check lol.
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 Posted 08/20/2019  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the coin was smashed with a cent on the motto area. When this is done, you see an incuse, mirrored device smashed into your coin.
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 Posted 08/20/2019  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone tried to make an error coin, with individual letter stamps. ...PMD...silver content value
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 Posted 08/20/2019  11:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, they are transferred off a cent. Just worth melt now.
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 Posted 08/20/2019  11:59 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
To CCF! Just PSD, not an error coin. Only worth Silver melt value now.
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 Posted 08/21/2019  01:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
" No, they are transferred off a cent" Coop, I hate to disagree,but I respectfully do, just hold a cent up to the screen "IN GOD" would begin bottom to top..
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 Posted 08/21/2019  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@technicium, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree with the others that your dime has been damaged. If all of the letters were backwards and spaced appropriately, I would agree that this most likely came from being compressed against another coin. In this case, the uneven spacing and mix of frontwards and backwards letters leads me to agree with @GF. In any case, this is all damage and removes much of the numismatic value. The coin is still silver and worth saving of course.
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 Posted 08/21/2019  08:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All you need to do, is to reverse a cent and place the them side by side and find they are a match. Only cents shows the motto on the edge on the coin.
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 Posted 08/21/2019  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Professor coop has it right as usual. This is a type of vise job.
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 Posted 08/21/2019  09:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definite PMD but going with Coop for the cause on this one gentlemen (and ladies).
The letters are incuse based on the dark color and all are reversed which would be from the motto on a Lincoln cent.
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 Posted 08/21/2019  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add technicium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all. Disappointed that this coin seems to be a construct vs a real mis-strike, but greatly appreciate the constructive input. I've had it for ~40 years, if that makes a difference. Were people deliberately creating fake mis-struck stuff way back then?
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 Posted 08/22/2019  07:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Regardless of how it happened, it is a mess now.
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 Posted 08/22/2019  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Were people deliberately creating fake mis-struck stuff way back then?

Were there coins back then? Yes
Were there bored people back then? Yes
Did bored people put two coins in a vise and squeeze them back then? YES
For the most part they weren't trying to make "fake errors" to sell, they were just doing it to see what the result would look like.
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