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1974 S Roosevent Dime, FB? Grade?

 
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 Posted 08/14/2020  5:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Grelko to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If you would please.

I just pulled this from a roll of dimes, that I got from the grocery store yesterday.

Did they make 1974 S business strikes, or is this a proof coin? I'm not sure which years the S was business strikes also, if any. I couldn't seem to find a list.

It's definitely clad, not silver and it weighs 2.315g

Both sides have quite a few scratches.

The obverse has a wear spot at the 6 o-clock and a small environmental damage spot at 2 o-clock.

The reverse has a wear spot around the 3 o-clock area.

It still has a bit of luster on both sides and it looks like full bands.

I was thinking XF-40 or 45, maybe even AU-50 because of the luster and bands.





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 Posted 08/14/2020  5:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to be a proof--what one would call an impaired proof, a proof coin which ended up in circulation and has the wear and dings/nicks to show for it. No Roosevelt dimes were produced at the SF mint in '74 for circulation purposes.

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08/14/2020 5:54 pm
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 Posted 08/14/2020  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impaired proof.

There is no FB designation given to proofs. Given almost all are going to be FB due to the nature of the strike and the mintage. Compare 2million proofs to the 400 million business strikes. On a business strike there are more Inconsistencies in striking pressure, die wear, polishing, reusing dies, etc. These are all factors, especially in higher montages, that affect the strike and the amount of details on a coin. This holds true to all other designations as well, FBL, FS, FB...

Also, Business strikes graded below MS-60 are also not given a FB designation.
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 Posted 08/14/2020  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Grelko to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the information and that link to the list of Roosevelt dimes.

I don't have that many proof coins, so I'm going to hang onto it even though it's all scratched up.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree this is a (badly) impaired proof.
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