Copper Dime 2000 P?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by smileyhlx, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. smileyhlx

    smileyhlx New Member


    I was trying to see if anyone might have ever seen a dime like this. I believe that it may be a “copper” dime struck in 2000 but I am guessing that there may be something more to it. If it is real, does anyone know anything about these?

    Thank you for looking,

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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    If you suspect that it is missing a clad layer on both sides, you are wrong. It seems more logical that it has been subjected to environmental damage.

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  4. smileyhlx

    smileyhlx New Member

    Ok. That’s an excellent response. It just seemed kinda strange looking but I can’t say for sure so I figured I would throw it out to see what you guys say. I thought it was struck in copper instead because it doesn’t look to be pitting at all. Yet, I would venture to say it’s more of a pipe dream hahaha. Thank you for the response.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You created this thread in the incorrect forum.. It should be the Error Coins forum.. Not the What's it worth forum.

    What you have is called Environmental Damage. The elements affected the clad layer that contains copper. It is a mixture called cupro-nickel.

    Worth? 10 cents
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  6. smileyhlx

    smileyhlx New Member

    My apologies, my hopes were if anyone knew anything about it, potentially they could tell me if it had any value. I’ll be more conscientious though next time.

    Thank you
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're going is environmentally damaged and it's only worth face value. Welcome to CT.
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  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Welcome. We’ll try to guide you on your coin questions. If the guys goof on you while you learn just shake it off. Everyone has fun and nobody loses an eye.
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  9. smileyhlx

    smileyhlx New Member

    I figured. Forums are always like that but these guys seemed pretty awesome with the information. I appreciate the kind words and I look forward to conversing with you all more :)
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  10. Edward The Second

    Edward The Second New Member

    I found an identical dime in a creek while hiking with a group of Boy Scouts. It is certainly interesting and well worth saving. While it doesn't have any value beyond its ten cents, it is an interesting example of what can happen when a dime is lost in a creek for a number of years.
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes.. Clad coins contain Cupro-Nickel. The copper gets darker with the environment exposure.

    My metal detected examples -
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  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The inside is copper. The outside on the obverse and reverse is an alloy of copper and nickel. The nickel is what gives it the whiter appearance. There are times when the outer layer is missing. The copper is very bright in those cases. If your coin were missing BOTH outer layers it would be very thin and very light. Always weigh any coin you have a question about, as that answers many possible questions.
    I realize my photo is a quarter but you can see what it would look like, if your dime was "copper". As stated your coin is environmentally damaged. This happens a lot.
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