1997 dime d over s?

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  1. User12345666

    User12345666 Active Member

    hello
    coin searching found 1997 dime looks like a s in the middle of the d? what do you think? Sat Sep 21 10-43-41.jpg Sat Sep 21 10-45-40.jpg
     
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    You can't really have a modern D over S, because the S is a special proof coin. Back in the day when they hand punched all the mm's at Philly, if a mistake was made, or if a die was reused you could have a D over S or S over D for some business strikes. There's no way a proof planchet with an S on it (the entire coin would be struck), can make it's way to Denver to be overstruck with the D, and, the entire coin would be struck twice, and the odds of it lining up exactly the same are pretty much 0%.
     
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  4. User12345666

    User12345666 Active Member

    Ok so the pictures isn't what it looks like. Just looks like a s.. thank u
     
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  5. Handyman

    Handyman Active Member

    Imo it appears to be a die chip. (Maybe)
     
  6. cpm9ball

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    It isn't an "S" because the font is too small, anyway, and it doesn't look like a die chip either. I think it's just an anomaly that we commonly refer to as pareidolia.

    Chris
     
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  7. User12345666

    User12345666 Active Member

    I agree thank you
     
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