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    Posted: 10 Jun 2006 at 5:08pm
I know enough about errors that I should weigh this coin to see if it is a dime-penny or a error-dime, but I haven't got my hands on a good scale.
I got close in a lab room but I was ushered out.




I just want to know if anyone has seen this exact error on a dime because the Red Book doesn't even say it's possible.

I found this in my change a few years back.
1988P and the edge is reeded. It has several scratches and none give evidence that is is a fake.
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Yeah, its possible. Check out Fred Weinbergs site or byersnc.com.  Nice! 
 
You'll need a very exact scale, however, if it is a penny planchet cut to the dime's size, the weight may not be what you expect.
 
Could it be treated w a chemical?
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Are you saying it looks like it is copper plated zinc?  or that it is a dime missing the outer clad layers?
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Good point Cave troll, cent planchets in 88 would be plated zinc.
 
 
There are a few ways to remove the clad layer from coins !!
 
Like this one !!
 
 
 
 
 
Now I cant say for sure based on the pics that your coin has been altered,, but it is more likely than being a double sided missing clad layer coin.
 
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Is the edge reeded? If not, you may have something a little special there.
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Yes the edge is reeded. 
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It is a bit hard to tell from the pics, but you basically have two choices. 1, the coin has been plated, or 2 the cupro nickel plating has come off leaving the copper core.
 
If plated, the coin has NO value.
 
If the plating has come off, then the coin will need to be authenticated and slabbed. They routinely sell for a nice premium depending on condition. Definately worth the grading fees
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Do you have any pictures??
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I have a 1991 dime from Penn. I think. (It has the "P" on it.) It's smaller than a regular dime and has a thick copper edge like a penny. No ridges in it. You can see the silver mixed in with the copper edge. It almost looks like an unfinished dime. I'm not sure how they are made, but I am guessing the ridges on a dime are the last thing done while minting. Any ideas?

I'll try to get some pictures up.
I was also hoping to find a coin show in the area of Maine and NH.
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finaly omg the same thing i have its even a dime but not a 88" its a 67"Clap
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I also have a dime like this only mine is dated 2005 "D"
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I have the same coin, do we know what the value is?
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Dimes without both clad layers are rare.  Almost all missing clad errors whether on dimes, quarters, halves or dollars are just on one side.  Chances are that your coins are plated and will weigh slightly heavier than a normal dime but definitely not significantly less as a dime would that is missing both layers.  Your dimes should show some weakness in the strike from being struck on a thinner than normal planchet.  Just weigh your coins and you will know immediately.  A clad dime should weigh approx. 2.27 grams. By the way, an acid treated clad dime will have both clad layers removed and will leave a fuzzy strike appearance.  
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Yeah, I think a double missing clad should look like this. You can see the thickness is slimmer.
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