1989 "D" Dime... but a goldish/brass color? (pics)

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by tummteezy, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. tummteezy

    tummteezy Junior Member

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  3. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    It's just a gold plated dime. The fact that their are several out there means that whoever did it either did a lot of them.. or it's a coincidence.
  4. tummteezy

    tummteezy Junior Member

    thats what i figured, just thought it was odd that ive come across more of the same date and mint lol thanks!
  5. JMcoins

    JMcoins New Member

    The time was tampered with,know value to it.
  6. halfbreed6265

    halfbreed6265 New Member

    if ppl would only do a little research......Sprint phone company had several hundred dollars worth of the '89 dimes gold plated and dumped on the market as a promo contest for their "dime a minute" cell phone plan. The first one to call in and have their dime verified won 25 grand, and free long distance. Ppl, plz do research first before rambling on in ignorance.
  7. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    Yes, Bwana. Please forgive us.
  8. blsmothermon

    blsmothermon Member

    Didn't really see any 'rambling' before the first post of a new member. Good info though, I didn't know about the Sprint dimes.
  9. calumsherwood

    calumsherwood New Member

    was that leagal for them to do that? in the uk defacing a coin is still technically considered treason
  10. blsmothermon

    blsmothermon Member

    Yeah, unfortunately in the U.S. it is basically legal to do anything to a coin. The only exception is if it is done with the intent to defraud. In fact, I believe it is still illegal to destroy a US coin. However, people melt coins everyday and nobody cares. I know it is illegal to hoard and melt pre-1982 cents specifically, but most coin laws in the US go un-enforced in my opinion.
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