Here's the 1972 "copper dime" I found

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Scottyk111, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Scottyk111

    Scottyk111 New Member

    Does anyone have any feedback?
    It looks like possible missing/damaged clad. Either way its a nice looking coin to my eye. Thank you
    * 2.2g weight - 1972.jpg 20200405_154115.jpg 20200405_154139.jpg It also weighs exactly 2.2g
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is just Environmentally Damaged Clad. Not missing clad.
     
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Clad coins contain Cupro-Nickel. After a long time of Environmental Exposure they tone into a dark copper color.
    Here are examples from my Metal Detecting finds. It also occurs on Nickels also made of Cupro-Nickel.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Missing Clad layer usually only occurs on one side of a clad coin. Here are examples from my collection
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  6. Scottyk111

    Scottyk111 New Member

    Thanks again for the photos. You must have an amazing collection!
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Thanks

    One more thing for you to consider. A dime can't be struck on a blank Copper Cent planchet because it won't fit into the Dime Chamber to be struck. It width is larger than a Dime planchet. Then it would be the same size size meaning width, thickness and weight of a Cent.
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not copper but clad. It was dropped onto the ground where is remained for some time. It's called environmental damage.

    Welcome to CT.
     
  9. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    @paddyman98 you change you avatars back!! I know you where trying to annoy somebody else on the forum but it was driving me crazy with that dam dancing chicken... lol
     
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It was driving me crazy! :wacky:
     
  11. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    By the way, how is it going for you out in NY? Meow would be terrified to even take a walk outside there. Meow lives in a lower risk area, but still puts on the nitrile kitten mittens and covers up the whiskers when going to amass more rolls.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yeah, that chicken really could dance!
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Same here Mike but I love the coin flipper.
     
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