1989 D Dime back is missing the E on dime

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by rufusdog, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. rufusdog

    rufusdog New Member

    1989 D Dime back is missing the E on dime - PIC added

    I have a 1989 D dime that has ONE DIM on the backside - no trace of the e in dime. Anyone guess value? Merry Christmas / Holidays

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  3. TheNoost

    TheNoost huldufolk

    Could be a grease filled die. Got any pics/scans?
  4. rufusdog

    rufusdog New Member

    I added the pic...
  5. Speedy

    Speedy Researching Coins Supporter

    There is no need to make more than one thread about the same coin.
    I'm sure others will be by to help you with your coin---you might want to try to get better photos.

  6. rufusdog

    rufusdog New Member

  7. jazzcoins

    jazzcoins New Member

    I zoomed in about 400X the coin is a greased filled die a nice one .
    Jazzcoins Joe
  8. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    Looks to be grease filled. And [​IMG] to the forum.
  9. rufusdog

    rufusdog New Member

    how to determine value? not to sell as it took me quite a while to locate coins from looking at enough to make my eyes cross.

    Do I put it in a safe or is the value more like a box on the dresser...?
  10. Isaiah

    Isaiah New Member

    filled die.
  11. rufusdog

    rufusdog New Member

    I dont know what you are referencing to... sorry I am novice and just starting.
  12. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    The Mint factory has its share of dirt, grease and other lubricants, and metal filings. The recessed areas of the dies sometimes fill up with a combination of this foreign material, preventing the metal of the coins from flowing into the incused areas. This results in weak designs or missing design details. The filled-die coin is one of the two most common types of errors.

    Google what a wonderful thing.
  13. jazzcoins

    jazzcoins New Member

    There's really not much value for this kind of error unless the grease takes out alot of detail i would say yours is a nice one because it took out some letters even through there's not much value for them .

    Well if you decide to sell it you may get 5 bucks on ebay depending who wants it.

    I would say it's a keeper for your collection. I also think it's a good example for a novice to have a learning coin.

    Jazzcoins joe
  14. rufusdog

    rufusdog New Member

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