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 Posted 09/08/2019  11:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Tmurrell to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello I have a dime, it's from 1923 and it has a w on it. However the back seems to be scratched off, can anyone help me? Not sure if its error or fake/real


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 Posted 09/09/2019  12:08 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It's real, just heavily damaged. The W stands for Weinmen, the last name of the designer for this coin.
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 Posted 09/09/2019  12:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 09/09/2019  07:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like somebody sanded off the reverse to make a love token, got about halfway there and got dumped.
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 Posted 09/09/2019  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Genuine Mercury dime intentionally damaged . As said above the A over W is designers initials Adolf Weinman .
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 Posted 09/09/2019  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add James Hicks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice. Post mint damage. The West point mint was established in 1986. W stands for the designer
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 Posted 09/09/2019  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Deliberately defaced in all likelihood.



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 Posted 09/09/2019  10:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add srcliff to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I could be wrong but looks to me like the reverse has some adhesive residue as if it had been used as a decoration
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 Posted 09/09/2019  11:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
simple damage to a real.dime.
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 Posted 09/09/2019  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome! Agree with the above as to a mint mark which for Mercury dimes appears on the reverse. Sadly, we'll never know which of the three. (Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco)
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 Posted 09/10/2019  08:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd be hoping for a D.

Maybe it had one and that's why the reverse was defaced.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  07:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Possibly someone did that to gather some Silver.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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My guess is that our OP's dime was formerly half of what's commonly called a "magic coin." If so, it was once glued to a Lincoln cent. These trick coins, concocted outside the mint, were quite popular back in the 1950's and earlier.

Here's one for sale on eBay. Despite the seller's optimism, these novelty pieces typically trade for $5 or thereabouts.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Obverse-19...AOSwQjxc~p6d
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 Posted 09/12/2019  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly, a weight might help. Most magicians coins from that era are ground down to half thickness and the cent side has the edge ground down to dime diameter. If it is half a Magicians coin I would expect the weight to be around a gram. Of course if it was just ground down for other reasons it would probably also weigh low but maybe not that low. It does look like there may be traces of adhesive on the rev.
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 Posted 09/21/2019  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks genuine but damaged beyond being of any numismatic value.
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