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1919 Mercury Dime Error?1

 
 
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 Posted 09/15/2019  06:06 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chronos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,
There is a weird metal form on the coin that is not normally in the Mercury dime design on the reverse. Is it caused by the coin s worn condition or is it an error ?

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 Posted 09/15/2019  07:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@chronos, with this high level of wear, it is impossible to know what has added that "extra" metal. It might be brazing from a mount as this piece could have been made into jewelry at one time. Those parallel lines at nine o'clock on the obverse are interesting to look at but are also just damage.
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 Posted 09/15/2019  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Poor dime, even at 100 years old, is worth silver melt value only.
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 Posted 09/16/2019  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to have been through a lot in it's life.
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 Posted 09/16/2019  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like deliberate damage to me.
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