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 Posted 03/28/2020  09:25 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kawliga to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
F;rst, excuse my funny text--my letter 'eye' key ;s dead for some reason.
Okay what on earth am l lookng at here? l thought ;t was pa;nt or glue or someth;ng, but look;ng closer l see ;t ;s where the s;lver ;s MlSSlNG! What's underneath looks l;ke lead or z;nc.
D;d people counterfe;t s;lver DlMES back then?
By the way, the we;ght ;s totally normal, 2.48g.




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 Posted 03/28/2020  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an environmentally damaged/circulated dime. But at least it's silver.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like some foreign substance dried on it and is now flaking off.



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 Posted 03/28/2020  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like some foreign substance dried on it and is now flaking off.

Agreed -- at least for the moment.
I think a nice acetone bath should solve the dilemma.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  10:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably silver spray paint. Like I said; environmental damage.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kawliga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What l'm sayng ;s, the majorty of the d;me on both s;des, the sh;ny s;lver ;s the OUTSDE layer. The dull, flat gray ;s UNDERNEATH. L;ke look at the last photograph--;t shows ;t best. The 'ST' of 'STATES' are ma;nly th;s dull gray metal, whatever ;t ;s. Because the s;lver has flaked OFF of them.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  10:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kawliga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acetone/scrap;ng reveals more of the flat metal underneath. That's part of how l f;gured th;s out.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  10:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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the weight is totally normal, 2.48g.


Assuming that the size of this dime is also normal, then it can only be made from silver. Lead, tin, or any other hypothetical off-metal strike would be out of spec on weight.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kawliga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Then are s;lver co;ns made w;th a dull layer and a sh;ny outer layer, somehow?
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 Posted 03/28/2020  11:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like lacquer to me. How long did you leave it in the acetone bath?
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 Posted 03/28/2020  11:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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scrap;ng


Did you say scrap;ng? No! No! No!
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 Posted 03/28/2020  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not counterfeit. Genuine dime. Interesting cocktail of environmental damage--and perhaps some hi-jinks inflicted by a bored individual (or two)..
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Then are s;lver co;ns made w;th a dull layer and a sh;ny outer layer, somehow?


NO
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 Posted 03/28/2020  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kawliga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ha, l w;ll put a postage stamp on th;s th;ng r;ght now (okay Monday) and ma;l ;t to any adm;n who wants to take a look, and they can keep ;t. lt looks even stranger ;n person than the photos, l;ke the gray part ;s really closer to wh;te on the reverse.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kawliga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ke;th12, l d;dn't leave ;t ;n acetone; l just wetted a Q-t;p w;th acetone, also nudged a b;t w;th my f;ngerna;l and the s;lver flaked r;ght onto my f;nger, leav;ng a larger dull patch than there was before.
USSlD, ;f ;t's just spray pa;nt, then why not scrape ;t? lt's not a key date or even h;gh grade common date obv;ously. Worth less than a buck for melt, lF real s;lver, ha.
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 Posted 03/28/2020  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Leave it in acetone over night. cant hurt. I'm guessing that stuff will be gone in the morning. And order a keyboard
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