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2019 Copper Plated Dime In Mint Condition

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 Posted 09/21/2020  2:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I found what looks to be a 2019 copper coated dime?

The dime is in mint condition. I was wondering if anyone had any idea to as..

What caused this dime to be this color?
How rare this error is?
What this coin could be worth in it's current condition?

Any informaton on this would be greatly appreciated.
I've attached a couple pics of it beside a standard 2019 Canadian dime.


Thanks,
Justin

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 Posted 09/21/2020  3:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Castor sous to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, does it stick to a magnet ? And can you weight it ?
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 Posted 09/21/2020  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, yes it sticks to a magnet and feels by hand to be same weight as a normal dime, I don't currently have a scale to accurately weigh something this light but I will get a scale, weigh it and get back to you.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  4:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need weight, might be missing plating, an XRF would tell for sure
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 Posted 09/21/2020  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A regular modern Canadian 10 cent coin has 3 coatings on steel: Nickel, copper, and then nickel again.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the welcome @jbuck!

@john100 - thanks for the info, I will have a scale by Wednesday, going to weigh it and post weight here.

@oriole - thanks for the info, looks like it might be missing the nickel coating.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add darryldarryl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My guess is, its missing the nickel plating.
Nice find !
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I have handled a number of 10 cent errors, it could be a plating error or even a foreign planchet strike, or, a post mint alteration. These are tougher, because most foreign planchet barely fit the collar and are usually fully struck. I can't say much more unless I see the coin in hand.

Is the thickness and weight similar to a similar 10c of the same year?

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 Posted 09/22/2020  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@darryldarryl - Your theory sounds very plausible!

@SPP-Ottawa - Do you know what would be most rare out of a plating error, a foreign planchet strike, or a post mint alteration?

I am getting a scale tomorrow, will weigh it against a 10 cent dime from same year and post my results here.

Thanks for the info!
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 Posted 09/23/2020  10:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
UPDATE: I weighed the 2019 copper looking dime against a regular 2019 dime using a professional digital scale and they both weighed exactly 1.75grams

The copper looking coin also has the same milled edge as the regular 2019 coin as you can see in the attached image.

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 Posted 09/23/2020  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Take a drive to Canadian Coin and Currency, ask them to XRF it, because of the date it could be worth a couple hundred bucks if not PMD. The XRF will tell if it's a foreign planchet, missing plating or PMD
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 Posted 09/24/2020  11:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@john100 - Do you by any chance know if Canadian Coin and Currency will XRF the coin for free or what the cost is?
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Pretend you want to sell it and you need an XRF to find out what this coin is, almost sure they will not charge you, people bring in silver items to sell and they XRF to find the scrap bullion value
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 Posted 09/24/2020  3:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@john100 = thanks for the advice, will definitely do that and share my findings here afterwards
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