2020-D Dime - Huge Mole?!?

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  1. Club128

    Club128 Member

    My son and I were going through OBW rolls of 2020-D dimes looking with a USB microscope to cherry-pick the best ones and came across this. After noticing it with the microscope, I louped it and confirmed there is extra metal at Roosevelt's lip junction. With these rolls all being uncirculated, I doubt it's PMD but I wanted to get thoughts from this collective of knowledge? Aside from the "mole", this coin is one of the better condition ones with almost no bag marks. Any chance this is a die chip? Thanks in advance!

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Looks like it took a hit but It could be a lamination?
     
  4. Club128

    Club128 Member

    Thanks @potty dollar 1878. The "mole" is elevated relative to the surrounding devices, if that's helpful. Thanks again.
     
  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    not a die chip. A die chip would be raised, because a negative of the design is used to strike the coin.
    maybe someone can help more.

    a strike through?
     
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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Its hard to tell if the mark is raised or not. If it is I would say its a Die Chip, very common on clad dimes. And a common area for them too.
     
  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Could be embedded foreign matter, but whatever it is, I wouldn't want that beauty mark on my face. :yuck:
     
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Definitely a Die Chip..
    Here is an example from my collection
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    Common spot for Die Breaks
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  9. Club128

    Club128 Member

    Awesome news! Thanks again for the feedback. @paddyman98, did you pull yours and have it graded or buy it graded? If the latter, what does something like this go for? We're not planning to sell, it's my son's first bona-fide find. But, we might consider having it graded and attributed for his collection.
     
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  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Die chip?then whats that rectangular shape behind it or am I seeing things?
     

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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I purchased the Die Chip already attributed. It is also a Silver Dime so it a bit more desirable on a silver planchet.
    I believe I got it for Less than $40.00
    I would not send it in for attribution. I believe this was a special submission by a well know Mint Error specialists. Die Chips are not supposed to be attributed by NGC according to their website. Unless that has changed. (Just my theory)
     
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You are questioning me? o_O

    :hilarious: How much more proof do you need?
     
  13. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Yes thats why I thought it was a lamination or it took a hit im not questioning you just wondering what else I'm looking at that confused me.
     
  14. Robert Ransom

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  15. Club128

    Club128 Member

    That entire anomaly is all part of the raised feature. I'll see if I can get a photo with some relief but that might be a tall order. Under the loup, it looks a bit more like a mountain with a crack along the ridge.
     
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  16. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    You now have a challenge, is it a die chip or is it Memorex? :)
     
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  17. Club128

    Club128 Member

    Well, hopefully, this doesn't confuse the issue further - there are some complicated reflections going on from the piece of plastic I used to angle the coin. The anomaly is quite large, raised, and very textured. It really looks like a knarly witch's mole! We'll flip it up and date it as a first error coin for my son - that'll be a fun keepsake (assuming he takes to the hobby, so far so good). 2020-D_Dime_Mole_2.jpg
     
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  18. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Ok now I get it looks totally different just an appearance.
     
  19. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    How do they phrase it at Laguna Beach: "That's some gnarliness going on dude."
     
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  20. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

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