Could This be the infamous Copper Clad Dime?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by LuckyCoin, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Hello everybody thanks for stopping by. I found this 1996D Dime in a roll of coins i got from my bank and didn't have a clue why it looked liked it did. I think someone might have just damaged it but I'm not sure. I love the expertise of so many people in this forum so its always appreciated. I did look up some information on discolored dimes...and saw a website that said a very very rare assurance happens when the metals put in the dime don't mix properly. It also said very rarely will the nickel doesn't catch or it just eventually fades off when its not suppose to. Which makes the Copper Clad Dime. Well if anybody has input i'd love it and thanks so much again for stopping by and as always "HappyHunting" Also sorry I really tried to get the right pics and angels to show the color but not sure the copper color comes threw like it does in-person.

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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    That's a normal clad dime, beat up a bit,
    and 'enviornmental damage' to the surfaces

    You can see the copper core, as you should,
    and the obv. and rev. of the coin are NOT
    copper color whatsoever - it's not a copper dime
    in any way.
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    There are no infamous copper clad dimes.
    Only Dimes missing a Clad Layer on one side.
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  5. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Thanks guys I don't like gettg over excited over finds but this was just a bit exciting lol.... thanks again
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  6. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I LOVE getting excited over finds...
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  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    And typically if a clad coin is missing a clad layer it will be considerably underweight. Something that would identify 99.99% of all the "copper dime, quarter, or half" pieces listed on coin forums as just being environmental damage, or in rare occasions sintered planchets.
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  8. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Thanks Conder yes....i just have left to get a weight scale from all my goodies i'v been I really do appreciate all the info and feedback this hobby is really starting to become interesting and knowledgeable....Thanks everybody and as always "HappyHunting"
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