Penny Dime Error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Electron John, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Electron John

    Electron John Active Member

    Ever see one of these before? I saw it at the Devens, MA coin show this past weekend. It is going on auction next month. Looks to be a dime that found its way into the Lincoln cent press.

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  3. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Yup, it's a penny struck on a struck dime, better known as an eleven cent piece . . . neat error.
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  4. cpm9ball

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    Hmm? How did a (previously struck) dime make its way into a coining chamber for Lincoln cents without a little bit of help?

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  6. ToughCOINS

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    Well, if the date is the same from both impressions, which I see no reason to doubt, it is not hard to envision this occurring.

    A minted dime could find its way back into the stream of blanks for any other denomination rather innocently (incomplete emptying of carts, porta-hoppers, or whatever other containers they use to move product between different stages of manufacture), and from there it could easily fit into the coining chamber of the larger Lincoln Cent.
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  8. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's the well known and popular Double Denomination,
    Cent on a Struck Dime, or 11C Piece.

    There are thousands of them known.
  9. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Nice find. Theres a lot of them but can sell for over 1000$. I recommend you grade it.
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