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Is This A 1943 Mercury Dime Error? Can't Find It Anywhere

 
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 Posted 09/25/2020  02:18 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add cheshirebugg to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello
This is my first post (second if you could the introduction) and I hate to be a burden while I am still very new here but I am stumped.
I used the forum search feature and came up with nothing and I have been googling it for at least a week and haven't been able to find any information on it either.
The coin has a large number "5" clearly stamped in the middle of the front side of the coin and a not so fully stamped "5" that is offset on the obverse side.
Any help or guidance would be amazing and most appreciated. If there is any further information I can provide to help please don't hesitate to ask.



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 Posted 09/25/2020  04:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. that coin has been counterstamped, someone hit it with a number 5 punch at sometime after it left the mint. An error is something that happens accidentally during the minting of the coin, no way a giant number 5 would have happened accidentally. Some counterstamped coins can be collectable if they can be attributed, unfortunately this one is most likely just a curiosity.
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 Posted 09/25/2020  05:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. I agree with lcutler.
lcutler,
Milestone coming up,contest time?
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( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 09/25/2020  06:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
People stamp coins with punches quite a lot. In most cases it means nothing.
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 Posted 09/25/2020  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


to the CCF!
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 Posted 09/27/2020  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Just a person stamping a coin that thinks it is not really worth 10 cents but only 5 cents. And when you think about it, back in 1943 that was worth 10 cents but today only about 5 cent.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


And please remember that any question or topic is never a burden as long as it follows CCF guidelines for appropriateness...
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 Posted 10/07/2020  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mojomanbob54 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Howdy and welcome to CCF, been counterstamped good conversation coin! Cheers Bob
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