1976 Dime Error Please Help

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jacobr0808, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Jacobr0808

    Jacobr0808 New Member

    Found this 1976 dime that is extremely interesting and I cant find any other examples of this type of error in any web searches The dime is considerably smaller than another dime from 76 that i had to compare with. Also the dime weighs 1.9 grams. I found info on other dimes weighing in at 1.9 grams on the web, however they appear to be a correct planchet missing the layer that coats the coin. This is not the case with this dime without a doubt. Let me know what you think is going on with it please. Thanks

    Attached Files:

    capthank likes this.
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It appears that the coin has been "spooned". You will find many such threads, here, that discuss this form of PMD. ~ Chris
    Cheech9712, paddyman98 and spirityoda like this.
  4. Jacobr0808

    Jacobr0808 New Member

    I'm not sure what "spooned" is however I accidentally left some of the evidence out by notmentioning in the op that the coin possibly appears to be a copper compound.Here is the coin from the side view. It's on the left, mercury dime in center, and a roosevelt on the right.

    What is a "spooned" coin? Also why would post mint damage make a coin smaller in diameter and

    Attached Files:

  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Spooning means the edge was hit by a "spoon" or hammer over and over. Most of the time this is done to make a ring. This coin is not an error it is damage.
    Sidney Osborne likes this.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Your Dime is DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
    Not a Mint Error of any kind.

    - Mr. Ed.. Socializing in collecting Mint Errors since 1986
    capthank likes this.
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Businesse strike Dimes minted after 1964 are clad over a copper core. Clad is composed of Cupro-Nickel which is 75% Copper and 25% Nickel. Exposure to the environment will tone the Copper.
    Sidney Osborne likes this.
  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Our "Search" option is much like Google. It is your friend. ~ Chris
    Sidney Osborne likes this.
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  10. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT. As mentioned above, it appears your dime has PMD, post mint damage, by someone using a tool to hit the rim, hence the term "spooned."
  12. Jacobr0808

    Jacobr0808 New Member

    Thanks for the input and I'll keep this sites "search" in mind for future coins that are in question
  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It could also be a dryer coin. Regardless, it was damaged after it left the mint and there are countless ways for PMD to occur, so no sense it getting worried about how the damaged occurred.

    Error-ref.com is a good website to bookmark
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Way past my grading skills. Is it real?
  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    That helps. But why the double rim
  16. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Are you referring to this image the OP posted in which he placed the spooned coin on top of a normal coin for comparison?
    Cheech9712 likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page