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2019 Copper Plated Dime In Mint Condition

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 Posted 09/24/2020  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
justins - ask for Alfredo when you get to Canadian Coins & Currency, and tell him that "an error guy in Ottawa" told you to go there, and get it tested. They know me well as an error person, and I have helped them out a bit with errors recently. They should not charge you - it is a test that takes only a minute or so.

Now, with the XRF, bear in mind that it is a penetrative study by an iridium beam source, so you will still get a strong Fe result (the steel core, and why it is magnetic), you should get a weak Ni result (these coins are multi-ply plated with Ni, then Cu and then Ni), and you'll get a strong Cu result (being the surface layer). Depending on the power of the XRF, the results may be inconclusive. You have a better chance of making an appointment with Steven Bromberg at CC&C and ask him to examine the coin directly. Most folks don't know this, but Steven really knows his errors as a coin dealer, probably better than most. He might be able to tell you pretty quickly if it is legit (by the strike and lustre) or a coin that was plated after the strike.

"Discovery follows discovery, each both raising and answering questions, each ending a long search, and each providing the new instruments for a new search." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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 Posted 09/25/2020  09:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add justins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@SPP-Ottawa - thanks for all of this information and contacts. I will try to make an appointment with Steven, as he seems like he could be my best bet right now into solving this mystery. Thanks again to you and everyone else who has taken their time to respond to my post, what a great community this is!

Will post any future updates/findings here.

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