copper and nickel 1963 dime!

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by coingeek12, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    well i was going threw some change when i came across four SILVER dimes

    the dates are 1964, 1963, 1962, and 1957.
    and to make sure they weren't counterfeit i hit them with a pencil. all of the passed except for the 1963.
    so i weighed it. (well really i compared its weight to the other silver coins) and it turns out it was lighter than the others! meaning it was copper/nickel. how much is this coin worth?
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  3. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    You spelled "field" wrong in your location, "over a feild."
  4. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    so, free contry i can spell, and u can spell how ever u want.
  5. Zachkeaton

    Zachkeaton Cervus non Servus

    Can you see copper on the rim?
  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Weight is not the sole determinant.

    Metal is lost with wear.

    How is the color?

    Also, as Zach mentioned, check the rim.

    The 'pencil tone' test does not always work.
  7. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Not possible. There were no copper/nickel clad coins in 1963.
  8. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

  9. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    How about some pictures.
  10. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Based on the images you supplied, and the fact there aren't any copper/nickel dimes for 1963...I think you may have an actual copper/nickel 1963 dime! Congratulations!

    I agrreez! 'Murica!
  11. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    sadly i can't post any pictures, i am using an ipad, and my computer has a nasty virus i would if i could though.
  12. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    Tell that to your teachers.

    As far as your coin, it's worth a maximun of ten cents.
  13. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Coingeek, your coins won't change before you can get a photo ( or even a scan) so just put them on hold and set aside until you can get photos and an actual weight. A jewelry store, or a teacher or person in a chemistry class. Until then, you can't really get accurate comments. I know you are anxious to find out, but that is what is needed, otherwise sarcasm and off-comments will be what you get.

    To some of the others, there is really no need to post on a thread once you see it is going nowhere. Sarcasm, cartoons, jokes, etc do not help and does not reflect well on the CT community.


  14. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    thanks. it really is interesting maby i could find a memory card input on this ipad
  15. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    Doesn't the iPad have wi-fi capabilities and can access the internet?
  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    To the OP and to the membership in general, I would just like to mention that if you have a college, community college, junior college, university or even some high schools, if you take a coin to the chemistry department, they have balances capable of weighing objects to one-ten-thousandth of a gram (x.xxxx g), and most would be happy to do it for you. Who knows, you might even make a new numismatist.
  17. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    but the thing is, the pictures are on my camera and i cant get access to another computer sadly.
  18. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    The point I'm trying to make is, if you can access this site from the iPad, why not just upload the photos directly here from the device?
  19. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    sorry, im tired if u could explain, i still dont understand, the pictures were taken 30 minutes ago and are on my camera, and theres no memory card input.
  20. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    According to the Apple website, the iPad has a digital, and video, camera feature.

    Snap some photos with your iPad, then upload them to CT from it.
  21. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    uhgggg! im such an idiot, i knew that!
    pictures coming soon!
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