Damaged 2000 dime - is it a "wood grain "stamped cent?

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  1. JusCurious1o

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  3. JusCurious1o

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    Sorry for this separate post, but couldn't get other description box to come up. I would like to know,is it ok to clean dime with mild detergent and water ?Thanks in advance for all replies
  4. rascal

    rascal Well-Known Member

    Your coin looks like it has some PMD and may be a metal detecting find causing the color of it. I edited the post to mention that coins are struck and not stamped. I hope this info. helps you.
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  5. JusCurious1o

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    It does,its ok though to clean as stated? Thanks again to everyone and have a good night
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Environmental Damage. Exposure to the elements toned the Cupro-Nickel. Clad contains 75% Copper and 25% Nickel.

    Here are examples from my metal detecting finds
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    Nickels are also made of Cupro-Nickel and suffer the same kind of toning.
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The cent is too large to fit in the dime press.
    And if it could fit, it would have to be 1982 or before. I don't think you can get a woodie from a 2000 copper plated zinc cent.
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  8. JusCurious1o

    JusCurious1o Member

    Thanks got it.
  9. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    Nice coins P98, looks like antiquity...emperors Washington, Jefferson,
    Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy.....
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No it's not wood grained. It's environmentally toned so it's damaged.
  11. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Don’t bother cleaning, the coin has zero premium...unless you want to practice learning to conserve coins. Research before you start, use that coin, you can’t hurt it any further unless you cut it half or melt it...Spark
  12. JusCurious1o

    JusCurious1o Member

    Thanks- to enhance cleaning techniques
  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    What enhanced cleaning technique! I would not even consider cleaning a coin worth keeping. Even if it was not of any value it would be a waste of time in my opinion.
  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    ...I waste a lot of time anyway :)
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