Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by jello, Dec 27, 2010.
If it were 40% silver, it would only weigh 2.31 gms. - assuming it were 60% copper (what else?).
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How the Hell would it "slam" into a magnet, like a Canadian coin ?
guys saying 40 % silver as a plausible explanation are insane...unless the US mint struck some foreign coin, that was 40% silver that was dime sized.
I know they sub-contracted foreign stuff, but I don't know what they actually struck for whomever.
Hey folks cool down!
As soon as I can get a few answer from one expert that it been mailed to I will post the letter & the e-mail
Please do keep us posted and we'll keep our fingers crossed for you.
I found this on EBay could this help
1969-S NGC PF68 ULTRA CAMEO SILVER ROOSEVELT DIME .10c
Click the Date of above post
That one has the "S" mintmark. The one Jello has is a Philly mint.
I guess I should have remembered that lol thanks
Until you posted, I realized I hadn't even checked.
I sent them a question asking them why they think it is silver.
Did you happen to send it to Dr Wiles ? Although I know he is probably busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger, I think he is the most knowledegable expert in the error field ? In my opinion anyway. I sure hope you got a good one there. Good Luck !! gary
Its a proof, correct me if Im wrong but I "think" proofs were made from silver. and another thing is the case that its in doesn't say silver. just another scam on ebay
The only proof '69 in silver is the half dollar.
Still in a holding pattern no word yet.
I can only wait til I get Fred's e-mail back.
that all I have for now
lol. I know Jello, I'm just being silly. This is so awesome though. I have passed the jealousy stage and entered the contempt stage.
Silver proof dimes ended in 1964. Starting in 1968 the proofs were the same copper nickel clad composition as the business strikes. In 1992 the mint started selling silver proof sets in addition to the regular clad sets and those do have silver dimes in them, but none of the proof dimes from 1968 through 1991 are silver.
Got a reply from the ebay seller, they admitted the part about it being silver was a mistake on their part.
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