A couple of dimes

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Was checking out some pocket change and found 2 I want to ask about.

    1988 P. The mintmark is setting to where it is touching the date. Never seen one so “out of position” before. Does this bring any special interest or value?

    1991 P. The second “T” in TRUST caught my eye. It appears to be smaller than the first “T” and the crossbar at the top of the letter seems to be smaller. Is this normal? Couldn’t find any others 5E1CA60D-942B-4747-BC26-CF3838D1D021.jpeg 2E529FED-2F32-447D-856B-2FCF808A053F.jpeg 3D75BBEC-1C15-4528-8DE9-FF233F70E061.jpeg 377A0219-318A-4E40-BEB5-C25DFB634E23.jpeg 4B08ED46-A1EF-49FE-94EA-F18504841280.jpeg EF78FCDC-8690-4D59-9FB1-1212136D2496.jpeg D0A956B2-C9EA-4554-9A0C-944DB2096E70.jpeg A681B3F6-EFD4-4A6B-9CC9-879C9CBA61E6.jpeg that look like this.
     
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The mintmark was hand-punched into the working die until 1990.

    "TRUST" - Die deterioration.
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The 1991 is from a worn die and the other is hand punched. Both are worn and circulated.
     
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  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Notice all of the radial flow lines still present on the 1988-P (lines moving towards the rim). That's a characteristic of a very worn die. During the course of the dies life, the metal flow of thousands and thousands of coins will start to erode the die, eventually leaving the radial flow lines. The metal flow will also cause things like DDD, so if you think you have a true doubled die, but see a worn die, you need to really check for other characteristics like split serifs.
     
  6. Coin grading is getting way to complicated for me.
     
  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    For me too Dutch but I'll keep trusting the professionals until I figure I am ready to move forward...
     
  8. I bought a digital microscope that I attached to an older laptop, so I can see more of the coins I have, but I'm not sure I know how to capture a picture of any of them, especially one 1964 Roosevelt dime that I believe is a clad dime rather than a silver one as it should be. But, trying to take a picture of the edge is becoming pretty much impossible for my limited skills, and I don't have a scale capable of weighing the coin to compare it to other clad or silver dimes.
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Place a clad Dime next to a silver dime. Put a white Kleenex over them. The silver, your coin that you think is clad, will be highlighted. It's silver.
     
  10. Would you please restate this method, because I can't see any highlighting of the coins.
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A silver coin will show a brighter white spot whereas a clad coin will not.
     
  12. I'm not doing something right as I don't see a "white spot" from either. Is there a lighting requirement I'm missing?
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    If you don't have a white spot then it's not silver. Here's a half to show the results. The left one is silver. The right one is clad. Single ply Kleenex is best.
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  14. Thanks, I'll try again
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No problem
     
  16. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Ok apparently I wasn’t succinct enough in my question. In regards to the mintmark, I know they were hand punched. My actual question was “ since the Mintmark is touching the date does it add any interest or value to the coin?
     
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