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1980 Dime Not Pretty Needs Cleaned And Much More But Very Confused

 
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 Posted 12/06/2021  10:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Shortee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this even possible like its splitting in half and how. Maybe a cruel joke or something. Just wanted other thoughts on this Coin yes I know needs cleaned and damaged not worth anything but can a coin split like this Just asking.



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 Posted 12/06/2021  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The only thing I can think of is obvious post mint damage by someone putting this dime into some type of corrosive substance, therefore making this dime seem like it was split on the rim.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A couple of things... first, no matter what, please please never clean any coin. It destroys any numismatic value it may have. Second, never hold your coins between you fingers or where in could come in contact with your skin. Your skin has oils that can damage the surface of coin, especially shiny ones. Better is to wear inexpensive cotton glove available anywhere hobby supplies are sold. Your dime has extreme circulation damage, post mint.

Yes, " cleaning" wouldn't hurt it because it's so far gone, and same for handling your coin without gloves, but if you get in the habit of treating each coin as if it was a thousand dollar coin, if/when you do come across a valuable coin you will have protected it from further damage. If you are serious in learning about numismatics, you'll treat every coin with respect. Many beginners have ruined coins because they don't know about proper coin handling. Now you know. Treat your coins well and may be rewarded someday for your efforts.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's probably a metal detecting find that was cleaned in some acid then cashed in.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  04:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Classic acid damage. Use the search box upper left of page and you will see a ton of info on it.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  08:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acid trip for sure.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, a weak acid solution will dissolve the pure copper core before it does the coper/nickel cladding thus creating the channel you see. I have a quarter that looks just like that (only larger).
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