1942/1 dime overdate - need opinions

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  1. cgibbs74

    cgibbs74 New Member

    Hi everyone! I have another question about a coin I found - you guys were so helpful the last time I had a question! Anyway, I've done some research on this coin and it's my understanding that the over date occurred at Philadelphia and Denver with the Philadelphia ones being more prominent. I think the coin looks like some of the Denver examples but it doesn't have a mint mark. So, opinions needed. Thank you!

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I don't believe that is the 1942/1 overdate
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Detail of 1942 over 1941 Mercury Dime


    The 1942-D overdate will have the “2” in “1942” almost completely over the “1” and the “D” mintmark will have been repunched, that is stamped over a “D” that was placed in the wrong position.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    And this is the Philadelphia 1942/1
    What this coin looks like
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That is a nice dime for sure. I have a 42/41 and even with my worn out aged eyes it is readily identifiable. Your dime is nice for sure, but I don't see the overdate on yours.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not the over date.
  8. Dale Lassiter

    Dale Lassiter Active Member

    It's a regular 42 dime, nothing special, I see !!!
  9. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

    Definitely not the overdate variety. It’s still a nice dime though.
  10. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Nope. But welcome to CT!
  11. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry nope! look at the close ups people posted, that should help you
  12. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    I'm not the one with the answers, cgibbs74 (you look younger !), I'm the one with the questions. Where, and how, did you find that coin ??? - Let's roll out the red carpet to our new member !!!
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  13. cgibbs74

    cgibbs74 New Member

    Thank you guys so much! and to answer your question Bert Gedin.... my father passed away 4 years ago and the other day I remembered that he used to have a small coin collection so I dug through boxes and found it! This was one of the coins! The reason why I thought that it could be the one is because it looks so very similar to the pictures on PCGS for the ones printed at Denver. Here's one of the photos.... is it possible that it could have been from Denver but didn't get a "D"

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  14. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your answers, cgibbs74. Sorry about your dad. About finding his coin collection, looks like you've got the making of a good researcher.
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Sorry to hear about your father. Look on the reverse of the dime you posted. Just to the left at 6:00 pm you will see a D just to the right of the E in ONE. That is a Denver Mint mark. Not all coins have the Mint mark on the obverse. :)
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