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2000 D Dime Obverse And Reverse Of Dime Layers Larger Than The Center Layer.

 
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 Posted 11/21/2022  8:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Rmbaa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this strange dime today that is lightweight weighing 1.94 grams, seems to be thinner than my other dimes and the top (obverse) and bottom (reverse)of the coin are larger than the center. The dime is very rough looking - not at all smooth or shiny. Can anyone help me out with what I am seeing? Is this a mint error coin?





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 Posted 11/21/2022  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First off, , glad you can ask us!

It appears like this coin was exposed to some kind of acid that ate away the copper core leaving more of the nickel intact, so this is post mint damage, so not an error.
I assume coins with some sort of problem are post mint damage of some sort until proven otherwise, and many are PMD, not errors, but legit errors are found all over, just have to know what the errors are. Error-ref.com is a great site to check out legitimate errors.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your coin looks to match number 6 in the list of Dirty Dozen Damages. Even though there is no premium value to these, you might try to find a nice example of each.

1) discoloration - stains from coffee, or environmental damage from being buried, heated, etc.
2) scrapes over much of the coin - damage from sliding on pavement, a parking lot coin
3) coin bent or edges not round - it has been smashed with a hammer
4) coin blank on all or most of one side - someone sanded it down
5) mirrored lettering - a vise job, a coin squeezed against another in a vise
6) rough, pebbly surfaces - coin that received an acid bath
7) smooth rims, smaller diameter - has been trapped rolling inside a dryer, a " dryer coin"
8) clear mounds on coin - glue that has dried transparently
9) small indentations in the shape of the letter D - marks left by the impact of the reeded edge of another coin
10) large blisters - coin exposed to high heat, such as in a campfire
11) shapes, often letters or numbers, not indented or raised - Pareidolia (like animal shapes in a cloud)
12) a circular scrape just inside the rim - "ring of death" caused by a coin rolling machine

Don't despair! Error coins remain ready to find from circulation, but they are outnumbered by unusual looking coins that merely have been damaged. If you can imagine a way to change an undamaged coin into one like you see, that's probably exactly what happened to it. Changes to a coin after it leaves the mint's striking chamber are considered post mint damage, or PMD, and have no premium value.

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 Posted 11/21/2022  10:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep PMD...safe to spend

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to the forum, and I agree that looks like it's been dipped in acid.
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