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1954 Dime With "Dagger In The Head" Lol

 
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 Posted 06/23/2021  7:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add riz36 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am new at this and found this dime in a roll. Is it worth grading? Keeping? Selling?

Thank you for your advice.


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 Posted 06/23/2021  8:25 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it is worth about 2$..melt value only, in my opinion..
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 Posted 06/23/2021  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some die chip errors for sale will attract more buyer interest than others.
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 Posted 06/23/2021  8:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a small die crack, nice for a die study though .
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 Posted 06/23/2021  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Dagger in the head" is a pretty good name @riz, although we seem to favor "spike head" here on CCF.
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 Posted 06/23/2021  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a bullion coin.



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 Posted 06/23/2021  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What follows may or may not be true. You have to judge for yourself. (Note: It's not really true, I'm just weird.)

This is THE coin that proves when Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer of the "Little Rascals" grew up he became Franklin Delano Roosevelt The President Of The United States from 1933 to 1945.

As POTUS, FDR always had a staff of hair stylists trying to keep the event seen here from happening. They must have been taking a break, asleep or had a rare day off as you can see on this coin. The coin's designer, John R. Sinnock just happened to be attending a Rose Garden event at the White House when the President's hair popped out of place and revealed the truth of the matter. Up until that moment, no one outside of the President's Not-A-Rascal Task Force knew the truth of FDR's true Hollywood identity.

John R. Sinnock snuck the obverse die for the coin depicting this event into the Philadelphia mint in 1954. Only a handful of these coins made it into circulation. Sinnock was almost fired from his position as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, but was able to cover up his part in what is now known as Alfalfagate.
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 Posted 06/23/2021  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A silver melt coin, just bullion at this point.

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 Posted 06/23/2021  9:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like displaced metal to me, the back of Rosie's head looks flat below the "dagger".
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 Posted 06/23/2021  10:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nfine... Perhaps that linear feature is a lid, in the open position at the read of Roosevelt's head.
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 Posted 06/23/2021  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like Yokozuna's explanation for the sprout.
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 Posted 06/23/2021  11:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First thing I thought when I saw this coin was "Alfalfa", was going to come up with a smart-alek remark, but Yokozuna beat me to it.
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 Posted 06/23/2021  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add riz36 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also thought of alfalfa! its almost as amazing as dwight "spanky" Eisenhauer debacle.

its def a mint error and worth
investigating. Has anyine seen or heard of another one like it!
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 Posted 06/24/2021  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add riz36 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the comment Sel_691 said. Do I sell on this site? and if so, I guess I need to learn research this community more. It definitely could be for sale.
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 Posted 06/25/2021  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is only a die crack.

Please don't take our light humor as an indication of value. Once you meet the criteria for selling here you can offer it up, but don't be disappointed when you get no takers.
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