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Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Trkdvr, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Trkdvr

    Trkdvr Active Member

    I know that the 1982 Roosevelt dime no P is a coin that everyone searches for. But wouldn't it apply to other Roosevelt dimes like from 1978 no P mint mark? Why is the 1982 no P a rarity and not one from another year? I'm just curious sorry to bother you guys but am just trying to figure things out for future references. Any clarification is appreciated as I'm still learning. Thanks
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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Active Member

    The US Mint did not start using the P mint mark on Roosevelt Dimes until 1980.
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  4. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    The one to search for is the no S from the proof set. Not an ordinary circulation coin.
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Like @thomas mozzillo said, the Mint started putting the Philly mintmark on the dimes in 1980, but for 1982, it was mistakenly omitted on one (?) of the working dies, FS-501 (Strong Strike) and FS-502 (Weak Strike).

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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Is there a web site that show the difference between the two types?
    I did not see anything on variety vista.
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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I did find this PCGS aritcle in my search. But no photos.
    Coincidentally, Clyde is the guardian of two very significant coins, each notable because it illustrates a very distinguishable die crack at 1 o'clock on the obverse. The die crack provides additional clues as to how many of these errors were created in 1982.
    A variety with an error. I wonder why he only keep two.
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    The only photos I've seen are in the CPG. The Weak Strike is identified by the "82" of the date that looks like a partially grease-filled die. The "Strong Strike" is just the opposite, showing a fully-formed "82".

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  9. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    C9579BC8-79EB-4EFA-8A51-5D6FBBE65314.jpeg A147EE31-3663-43F4-96F6-FE2B2F5506F8.jpeg The speculation is that the weak strike was noticed by the press operator who then increased the pressure. That caused the die to crack. Crack was noticed so the die was pulled early so about 5000 total minted. I have 3 & they are all FS-501 with cracked die. All CRH c.2017
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  10. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Awesome finds! Very jealous :)
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  11. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Is the FS-501 the Strong Strike? I'm thinking if they have the Die Crack it should be the Strong Strike.
    And can you post a close up photo of your Die Crack?
  12. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Yes,all 3 are the strong later stage with the die crack. All are in my SDB up north with most of my collection until April while we winter in Florida. That’s all I have on my cellphone. But your requested closeups will be posted,for sure.
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  14. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I would appreciate that so much. It will be great to have another coin to compare with.
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