Error? 2005 P Dime. Need help identifying.

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  1. GtLftd

    GtLftd New Member

    Can someone help me identify what's wrong with this ten cent coin, please? Thank you, for your time. Weighs 2.2 grams.
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    The would be exposure to the elements..
    Environmental damage.

    Dimes are Cupro-Nickel Clad over a center of Copper. The Clad is 75% Copper and 25% Nickel. It will turn a darker tone when affected.

    Not a Mint Error of any kind.
     
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  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

  5. GtLftd

    GtLftd New Member

    Yes, maybe. I understand how that might be, but if you look closer towards the bigger spot that covers most of the obverse, you can see that it looks as if it were something I can most resemble to glittery copper. I apologize, for I am using a cheap cellphone camera. Allow me to capture a better picture.
     

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  6. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Looks like a peeling clad issue.
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Good luck finding your answer..

    Mr. Ed
    Specializing in collecting Mint Errors since 1985.
     
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  8. GtLftd

    GtLftd New Member

    Thank you, sir. I appreciate your time.
     
  9. GtLftd

    GtLftd New Member

    Peeling clad? Does that occur after or before circulation?
     
  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    IMO, PM.
     
  11. GtLftd

    GtLftd New Member

    Thank you, for all of your help.
     
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  12. GtLftd

    GtLftd New Member

    I know this is a different dime, but do you think this might be an error?
     

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    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I think you'll find that if you place the coin on a flat surface and use both hands to hold the camera, your photos will be much clearer. Don't worry! The coin won't run away if you put it down. ~ Chris
     
  15. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    environmental damage. PMD
     
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a case of ED or environmental damage
     
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  17. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    As already stated; environmental damage. Your second dime is normal. Even though you've been a member for almost a year, welcome and if you do a search of CT site for photoing a coin, you will find many posts showing how to get a good photo using your phone camera, and in case you haven't seen my spiel, here it is again.
    You should always post FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and is easily enlarged by clicking on it. Always show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows, and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.
     
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