1978 Dime reverse error, what is it?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by ccgold, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    I found this 1978 dime in a pile of change I bought the other day. I only set it aside because it seems to be a MS.
    I turned it over and found the strike thru or cud error. Can someone please help me identify the error? Worth anything?
    Thanks

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  3. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Moderator Moderator

    It looks like its PMD to me. Probably solder.
  4. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    It also looks plated, I don't see the copper line and it is way to shinny.
  5. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    I looked real careful, it's not solder, the edges where the whatever it is are plated or something. This is not PMD as far as I know. Still looking for help.
    Thanks
  6. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    weight is 2.4 g
  7. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    It appears to be PMD, it got plated with something, it's weight should be 2.27 grams, its way to heavy for a normal dime.
  8. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    OK, here are 3 better photos. Dime on left is the 78, right is a 2011 D.
    The 1978 looks not like someone plated it PM, in pic 3 the hair is to fine, if it wasPMD plated, wouldn't the hair be filled in more. and side by side they look identical (to me) as far as surface. is it possible the whole dime somehow got clad? as in photo 2?
    Thanks

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  9. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    It's PMD. Probably made into a set of cufflinks and the added pieces are now gone. Didn't happen at the mint.
  10. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    I agree. If it's a bead of solder and re-plated, you will see no descernible edge where the solder meets the surface of the coin.
  11. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    Thank you all. Bummer! I respect and value all your opinions.
    Till next time
    D
  12. rascal

    rascal Well-Known Member

    I saw this same dime or one that looked really similar to this one on Ebay a few days ago.
  13. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    But you do agree it's not an error, correct rascal?
  14. rickmp

    rickmp USDA PRIME

    He's waiting to hear from his BFF, Mike Diamond, before adding his two cents.
  15. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    It wasn't my dime, I'm still in the dark here. I've 20x louped it and it looks like the "cud" is from the coin, not a PMD. I'm not arguing with you guys, just telling you what I see. Is there anything I can do to help make it easier to see?
    I very much appreciate your help. But if that's the consensus I'm ok with that. :)
  16. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    Oh, and thank you all very much
  17. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    One last photo, I promise. Look to left of where whatever it is starts. That's where I see it as part of the dime.:)

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  18. rickmp

    rickmp USDA PRIME

    The people responding to your post know their stuff. They will not
    try to please you by telling you what you want to hear, they will tell
    you the truth, no matter how brutal that truth may be.
    OK, so you don't believe the responses you've received here.
    Your next step, then, is to send it to PCGS, NGC or ANACS for attribution.
    Good luck!
  19. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    Sometimes a coin in hand appears quite different than what is seen in a photo... if there's a coin shop near you, take it there for verification. It wouldn't be the first time CT members have been wrong about an error.
  20. rascal

    rascal Well-Known Member

    My opinion is that it is something dried up on the coin like say maybe glue with other stuff mixed with the glue. then again it may be solder like someone else said , i'm just taking a guess at it because it is hard to say for sure what the heck it is from looking at photos. In one of the photos it looks like the bottom part of the raised area is not even touching the coin.
  21. ccgold

    ccgold New Member

    I apologize for being a little over zealous. I Know you guys are very knowledgeable and should not question someone when they are kind enough to take time to answer something that I have asked. I am grateful and in the future will be more believing of your opinions.

    You all take time to answer our questions, and as much as we (me) would like my coin to be something it's not, Next time, (if anyone ever answers me!) I'll take your advice, be grateful and keep looking.

    Thanks again to all

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