Weight differences on 1991D & P dimes...why?

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  1. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    C143D454-6FFE-4CFF-A65B-89C28141BB71.jpeg 7FEA17AF-CC53-4CBE-A3A9-DBFBC0940AF0.jpeg 1A34B584-99EC-4EEC-8ABB-95CAD72B854F.jpeg 5297A60F-1F1D-498A-AEE6-6BFF6EAAE918.jpeg 6FC7516B-0409-44E6-AFB7-649F7A270B1B.jpeg 1D5D7504-2256-4A09-9108-B13523E74913.jpeg CAC7832D-F88A-44E2-8782-E82AB9160FE1.jpeg Still trudging thru my coin stash and came across a ‘91D and a ‘91P dime that I put aside for whatever reason. Well, I came back to them and weighed them, only to find that the ‘91D weighed more than 2.27 grams...it weighed 2.31 grams. The pic of the two edges, the ‘91D is on the left. Possible reasons for such a weight difference? Thank you.
     
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  3. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Hi :)

    Imho, not all planchets are exactly the same weight. It doesn’t matter which mint they originated from. As long as it is within the allowable weight tolerance.

    In which case your coin is within the allowed weight tolerance. Yours are slightly lower but still within.
    The stated weight specs are 2.5g
     
  4. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    Hi! Thanks for responding R_rabbit. I know I’ve seen a schedule of sorts, somewhere online, regarding allowed weight tolerances, but The Red Book says 2.268g/2.27g for dimes. Not trying to split hares just trying to comprehend with my tired brain. Is it to the tenths or hundredths of a gram, plus or minus, that is acceptable? . Again, thank you very much!
     
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    :bored: Whoa.. It's Split Hairs not hares.
    Be careful what you say to a rabbit! :hilarious:
     
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  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Are you trying to determine how much weight and thickness was lost due to circulation wear as the P obviously is worn more (looking on my phone)?

    As the coins are designed and manufactured to be recognized as currency and be accepted by vending machines with in certain tolerances. They are not designed as hallmark perfectionistic display only pieces.
     
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  7. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

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    found the pic on pinterest .. not sure a copyright violation or not .. lol
     
  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Silver dimes weigh 2.5g.
    Clad dimes weigh 2.27g.
    Your clad dimes are absolutely normal.
     
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  9. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    .....and well within weight tolerance
     
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Both are normal and show signs of circulation. They are also both within normal specs.
     
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  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Spec is 2.28 +/- .09 grams so anything between 2.19 and 2.37 is considered normal.
     
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  12. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    Use of hares vs hairs was done intentionally...my attempt at humor.
     
  13. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    How did you know that I’m a witch...?! lol. That pic took me back to the good ol’ days of all my childhood Saturday mornings!
     
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  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I thought of that Bugs Bunny episode immediately upon seeing "splitting hares"
    I can't recall how many years .. nah ... decades ago that was ??
     
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  15. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    Thank you Condor101! That was the info I was looking for! Is it safe to assume that +/- .09g can be used for all other modern day coins?
     
  16. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Please note that even if your dime weighed a bit under,
    or over, those tolerance ranges, it would not be considered
    an error, or have any premium value.
     
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  17. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    No...was trying to figure out if the D was within weight tolerance and if so, what +/- variable is used. But thank you!
     
  18. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    Well, I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons in the mid-70’s. So, using 1975 as the date it aired, that particular cartoon is 44 years old or 4+ decades. lol
     
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I remember it along with lots of others.
     
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  20. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    oh and welcome to CartoonTalk :singing: .. ooh :rolleyes: ... I mean .. CoinTalk !! ;)
     
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  21. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    No, each series/denomination has its own tolerance range. In the current coins the cent tolerance is +/- .1 gram, 5 cent is +/- .19 grams. dime is +/- .09 grams, quarter is +/- .227 grams, half dollar is +/- .454 grams and dollars is +/- .3 grams.
     
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