Opinions needed Die Clash Roosevelt Dime

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by A1ooopennies, Oct 26, 2020.


Is the date damage or did this occur at the mint?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2020.
  1. Occured at the mint

  2. It is damage

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  1. A1ooopennies

    A1ooopennies New Member

    My name is Tricia and I wanted to ask about my Roosevelt dime. It is a die clash but the date on the obverse is, well.....
    In my opinion, this happened at the mint but, two other people have the opinion that it is damage. On the reverse, as you can see, the same thing is going on in 'Of America'.
    What are your opinions? If it is not damage, what is it? Should I get this coin graded? It is circulated, I received it as change.
    I appreciate your opinions! DieClashRosDimeCropped14.jpg DieClashRosDimeCropped4.jpg DieClashRosDimeCropped14.jpg DieClashRosDimeCropped4.jpg DieClashRosDimeCropped2.jpg DieClashRosDimeCropped13.jpg DieClashRosDimeCropped11.jpg

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  3. Paddy54

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  4. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    No way that happened post mint
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes. That type of clash definitely occurs during the minting process. So you are correct.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    its real nice one
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  7. A1ooopennies

    A1ooopennies New Member

    LOL. This was a great reply! My head is side ways and I am reading your reply two ways! :) Are you saying:
    No way! That happened post mint.
    Or, are you saying:
    There is no way that happened post mint.
    Speaking of the date.
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Nice Find , way to GO !!
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  9. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Nice one! Great find in change. Nobody usually looks
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  10. Silverpop

    Silverpop Active Member

    :cool: error coin
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's an exceptional die clash. Very nice find.
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  12. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    The second XD
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  13. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's a nice find! Definitely a die clash. Among other things, look underneath the "A" in "States" on the reverse and you see the "O" and "D" from the word "GOD" from the obverse die! Welcome to Coin Talk!
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    While I see that you've been a member for a couple of years, I will assume your interest in numismatics is occasional curiosity so when you run across an unusual coin, you question how it must have happened. Good for you to want some information.
    While it is already noted that your dime is a true clash, you specifically asked about the "damage" on the date and OF AMER. It appears to be a slightly out of adjustment die causing those opposite areas to be damaged by striking at a slight angle. Being knocked out of adjustment could have happened when the clash occurred. I'm not an expert in such errors, but maybe others (@Fred Weinberg, @JCro57, @mikediamond) can elaborate.
    Here is an overlay that verifies those areas are opposite each other.
    Dime clash overlay.jpg
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  15. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    It is a die clash alright, but the obverse looks damaged
  16. Tom Arrasmith

    Tom Arrasmith New Member

    Anyone have any thoughts on this 1998 dime Mon Oct 26 22-35-24.jpg Mon Oct 26 22-34-16.jpg Mon Oct 26 22-34-36.jpg
  17. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Hi Tom
    That dime is damaged after it left the mint
    Likely acid or corrosive substance
    It’s still worth 10 cents, barely
    Best to start your own thread to get more and better answers
    Go to Forums, pick one that seems to apply
    Select Post new thread
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm not seeing a clash at all but I do see a dime that has taken an acid bath. Definitely damaged. Welcome to CT.
  19. A1ooopennies

    A1ooopennies New Member

    Hello and thank you so much for your detailed opinion on the date. I value the replies that I have received on this and it contributes to my education and recognition of what I am seeing while looking at coins.
    I have been a member for a couple of years but this was my first inquiry. I am very new to error hunting, and although, I have been studying coins through my jewelers loupe for a couple of years, I am still extremely ignorant and know very little compared to present company! :) I am very happy to 'pick brains' here and appreciative for the feedback! Thank you again.
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  20. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

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  21. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    You are welcome. If you don't already have it, the Red Book (https://www.ebay.com/itm/283837720037) is almost required for collectors. Even an old one as it is more for the information than the price guide, as it is out of date as soon as it is published. I prefer the Large Print edition, but that's just due to old eyes.
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