is this a dime on a penny planchet or is it missing the clad layers

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by newbie012, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. newbie012

    newbie012 New Member

    I found this dime in a collection I was given .is it a dime on a penny planchet it weighs 2.34 grams and is copper colored all the way through the details are very sharp as you can see. or is it missing clads layer or???

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    No.. It is not a Missing Clad Layers nor is it a Dime struck on a Cent Planchet

    What you are looking at is called Environmental Damage

    Long term exposure to the elements, soil, dirt, sand and water can and will affect the Cupro Nickel clad layer.. yes there is copper mixed with nickel in the clad layers. The center of the Dime is all copper
  4. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    I agree, environmental damage.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Now I want you to think about this very carefully.. A Cent Planchet can't fit into the chamber that would hold a Dime Planchet because the Blank Cent Planchet is bigger in diameter. Also.. if it were struck on a Blank Cent Planchet it would be the same size, thickness and weight of a Cent.
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  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    2.27 grams is the avg weight of one. Add grim and stuff and it will be a little more.
    Environmental Damage is all I see.
  7. newbie012

    newbie012 New Member

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