Copper core is all that's left

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Spark1951, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Found at an Industrial Plant in Arkansas today.
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    No one knows how long, but it sat in a tank of phosphoric acid until today, here is the reverse:
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    I compared it to the thickness of a regular dime:
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    And, as you can see in the last pic, you can just barely make out the date...2008-D.

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    I don't think the dime was in the acid since 2008, the acid would have completely consumed the rest of the dime before now.

    Earlier today we were funnin' around with new names for clad and unplated coins...I find it very coincidental that a friend of mine would find a related coin on the same day.
    This one is definitely un-cladilated...Spark
     
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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    With so much eaten away, I'm surprised you can see that much detail on what's left of the coin.
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hold on to it.. A newbie might get a hold of it and call it a "Rare" mint error! :bucktooth:
     
  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It was definitely soaked in acid.
     
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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    That is got to be the thinnest dime I have ever seen. Very cool looking.
     
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  7. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    It might also be "valuable" to show newbies on CT when they find a similar acid-eaten coin and think they've struck it rich.

    Steve
     
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  8. markr

    markr Member

    That is one cool "semi-dime". Don't try it but that core looks thin enough to bend by hand.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's so thin a nickel has more metal. Lol
     
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  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Wafer-thin...you can still see the reeding on the edge, too. I’ve put it into a flip, going to show it to my granddaughter Emily, who has just discovered coins...Spark
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely a keeper.
     
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  12. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    That's the main identification point about acid, as it removes from all surfaces, so the features become very 'mushy' but are usually easy to identify. The pitting also is usually relatively minor.
    Jim
     
  13. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

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  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    A nickel has more metal when they are new as well.
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes but the value of the metals in a nickel is different than the value of the metals in a dime. Get it?
     
  16. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    You will be all ready the next time someone says..."It will cost you one thin dime".
     
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  17. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Love it!...I give you a double-like!…Spark
     
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  18. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    You beat me to that. LOL
    What was done to neutralize the acid and preserve it?
     
  19. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    First tap then distilled water. It was so thin they had trouble picking it up with protective gloves...Spark
     
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  20. Soda Ant

    Soda Ant Senior Member

    Quick, put it on Etsy for $50,000.
     
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  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    How ya gonna make some time
    When all you got is one thin dime
    And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes.
     
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