What’s going on with this dime?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by BigTee44, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Have two identical coins so I’m thinking it was the die itself and not the planchet.

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    D37C3DF8-8799-4F53-8A3B-C090CCA5D9BF.jpeg D76FA3FA-41EB-4A7E-B1AB-7B6644AAFFF5.jpeg
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  3. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a lamination error mixed with feeder finger error but I'm not sure. Pretty cool looking. I'm sure someone with more knowledge will pop in soon.
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    There must of been some debris attached to the Die that created both the same strike throughs. Very difficult to find 2 coins with the same issue.
    Thanks for sharing.
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The strikethroughs are not exactly alike. Look at the base of the "E" in AMERICA and the tip of the top leaf in the first set of three to the right of the torch. I wonder which strikethrough came first? It's kinda like the "chicken or the egg" thingy.

    The feeder finger damage looks the same.

    @BigTee44 - It would help if you could post a side-by-side comparison of just the two reverse images.

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  6. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Will post one in a little bit
  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Yes to feeder finger damage. The other damage appears in the pics to be quite deep. Possibly metal fragments that could have moved in the chamber to create the two different variations, just a guess. Luck of the draw to catch two so similar.
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  8. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Now look at the side be side comparison.. To me they still look alike.
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    They still look different to me. It's possible that the position of each coin was different under the lighting.

  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The lighting may be throwing me off, is the anomaly at the ER raised or incuse? The lighting gives me the impression it is raised.
  12. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    Looks like to me there is a difference on the R of America.
  13. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Possible 'die deterioration doubling' in 'States?
  14. It would appear that foreign material was present on the die at the time they were struck. Nice!
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