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1916 W Dime Says Copy On Back - What Is This Coin?

 
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 Posted 11/24/2021  2:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dbroo1999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can somebody give me any info on this coin? It's large and it's silver.
And is it valuable?





Any info is appreciated.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  2:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure if it is silver or not, based on th condition I'd say it is what it says it is, a copy/reproduction. As for value maybe someone else can fill you in. Id guess it is not silver and probably not worth much.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its a copy. Exactly as stamped on the back. A novelty item.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are selling on eBay for $3.99 each so doubt it is silver, maybe silver plated.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, just a novelty item of some sort. The "W" is the designer's initial (Weinman).
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 Posted 11/24/2021  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The "W" is the designer's initial (Weinman).


Yes exactly—this fake purports to have been minted in Denver.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  9:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Genuine 1916-D "Mercury" dimes are one of the great and famous rarities of the American coinage series. They are, of course, the same size as regular dimes.

This piece has "COPY" stamped on it to comply with the Hobby Protection Act; it is illegal in America to publicly sell or import replica coins that are not so marked. One could perhaps argue that a replica "coin" with the design of a dime but the size of a silver dollar did not technically need the stamp, since it "obviously" wasn't a real dime, but the makers/sellers of this object decided to play it safe and include it.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  09:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SAP hit the nail on the head.
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The FTC rules require imitation numismatic items to be marked with COPY of a certain size and depth.

https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-16/part-304
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https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rul...otection-act

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