1975 D Roosevelt Dime missing U and S on reverse side

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chris J., Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Chris J.

    Chris J. New Member

    I was looking at some change I had got from the day of buying crap, and noticed something funny. On the reverse side it’s missing the U and S. I looked at it closely and to me it’s not a light stamp, But it could be. I need some input and ideas on this dime. Thanks

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is called a greaser. (Struck through grease)
    Worn die strikes sometimes accumulate compacted grease in some of the design elements such as those 2 letters. So when striking the blank planchet they don't form well.
    Looks neat but nothing really major.

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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Is it possible that the Mint employee who made the die couldn't spell, and after one coin was struck, an error control specialist took the die out of service, the bad speller was demoted to emptying trash cans in the break room and the error control specialist was given the defective die to use as a paperweight at his desk? ~ Chris
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Nice description of the process.
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very common. The coin has been struck through grease or debris. We call them greasers.
  7. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    I think government employees get promoted when the screw up, not demoted :)
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I won't argue that point, but in this case the astute logic and reasoning of the error collector :wacky: could very well take precedence. ~ Chris :wacky:
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The government saying is, If you wanna move up, then just screw up. Shortly afterward you will be promoted.
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  10. Chris J.

    Chris J. New Member

    Thanks for the information. Greatly appreciated.
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