Newbie With Strange Dime

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by asheslee, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. asheslee

    asheslee New Member

    Hi! I am a newbie to coin collecting, but I am trying to learn. I spotted a strange looking 1984 P Dime. I think it may be missing the cladding, but I am not sure. Can anyone give me some insight as to what is up with this dime? I photographed it next to a 1966 dime to illustrate the difference in color. Thank you in advance for any and all help.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Sorry but that is not a Mint Error.. It is Environmental Damage
    The Clad surface changed color due to exposure to the elements most likely being buried. I have found hundreds like your. Dime metal detecting.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    A true Missing Clad layer Mint Error usually just happens on one side of a Clad coin.
    Here is an example from my collection -
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  5. asheslee

    asheslee New Member

    Thank you for sharing your expertise with me .
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  6. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Welcome to Cointalk!:)
    I would also say Environmental Damage.
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