I was going through my change from the day and came across this dime. There are a few things that stood out but I'm not sure what it's from. I couldn't find any 2001 dimes listed on any of the usual sites to reference. I'm sure someone here can tell me what it is.
The line down the top right of the torch is the most pronounced area.
Note the die flow lines. First clue for die aging. The devices on that area that are moving, looks like a DDD issue going on with the die. The DDRs are located more in the central areas of the design. So this is not a DDR.
Hello Max. The question about the torch on your Dime is also a tribute to a worn out die, Die Deterioration Doubling. There is nothing about your dime that is of a premium. It's just the result of an old worn out die.