Hello everyone. my name is Davere. Please offer your opinion on this coin. I'm looking for perspectives here not an argument. it is completely mirrored on OB and RE . even with the reverse damage you can see your face 3 feet away. does this coin show signs of being a very impaired proof strike/brutally cleaned, or does it appear to be a shiny business struck coin with a surface llike any other cleaned bus. struck coin of its age ? I was told at a coin shop that it was too shiny to be a proof struck coin. is there enough of the coin to make an educated guess or is it to late to save it? also the reverse has a lot of issues. there's a uniform strip of missing surface metal running diagonally from the AM in America to the ON on one.. any ideas? thank you for your opinions.
due to the highly reflective surfaces its going to be difficult to get a good photo. I suggest holding it between your fingers and tilting it to remove as remove glare as possible. lying flat can be a challenge. the coin does appear to be highly polished. with the amount of wear on the profile you would not see that high of a polish that would still exist if it was a proof. the hairlines across the profile are also a giveaway
It has definitely been cleaned. I've taken it to several different coin shops. the last one told me that it was too shiny to be a proof. I found it in my pocket last October. The edge was thick and a really dark red. like newer dimes. it turned pink as time went on. I should have put in in a holder. there are no metal flow lines on obverse or reverse. The first coin shop owner I took it to looked for polishing in the protected areas in the lettering and eye because he wanted to be certain it was a proof. he couldn't find evidence of polishing. I live near a University that specializes in metals. A school of mines. is there any test that can be done to determine its origin? such as metal content, density.... that could prove if it is a proof strike or not. The reverse has a lot of clad issues and it appears that the rim may have been intentionally cut back. The coin is already thick. If then reverses rim were not almost flush with the field it would definitely be considered proof like. I'll try and get better pics.
Does anyone know where I can find photo of 1970-1975 Roosevelt dime proof errors supposedly intentionally made by SF mint employees? I read somewhere that coin dealers were questioning why there were so many proof errors showing up in the 70'S. Since so little information can be found about this issue, I'm wondering if it was a made up story to cover up the mints quality control problems at that time. This dime has a uniform strip of missing clad layer about 1/8"" wide running diagonally across the torch. Any help here would be awesome. one more thing, I put this coin aside for a few months because I thought it may have been coated with gold at one time. Thats what I see in the protected areas and along the reverses rim. it has a gold color to it. Any ideas? thank you