Friday, January 27, 2006

Die Crack On Dime

Do you have an error coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Generally I look over all my coins but recently I've been really eyeing them like a collector. I here of so many types of coins that at first I ignored them and just collected by year. Now though I'm checking for any little variance.

Towards the end of December I found this dime in my piggy-bank(not actually in the shape of a pig).Notice the arrows are pointing at some raised metal that forms a crack or lightning bolt shape.Upon closer inspection there are actually two cracks.

This is an authentic error.

It is called a die crack because the die used to press the coin cracked and transfered the results on this and probably thousands of others before a mint inspector noticed.

The error coin book classifies this as II-D-1 Die Crack (W), the W stand for "wear" meaning that is how the mistake was formed. This classification is for three or less cracks that don't span the coin.

This particular error is not rare so the value is only twice the face value with only these minor cracks.

Here's the stats...
Type: 10 Cents / II-D-1 Die Crack /2 "light" cracks(1 from rim to center)
Year: 1983-P
Mintage: 647,025,000
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel(Outer Layers), 100% copper(Inner Core)
Value: EF-40 $0.50

Because the coin is in quite a nice state it may be worth $0.25 and double it for the die crack for a grand total of $0.50. Not much but the first error of this type I recognized and kept.

Do you have an odd coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

263 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

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Anonymous said...

i have this container that i keep coins in. these coins are usually forign coins that i picked up somewhere, but dont know what they are. I thought it was empty, until i opened it. when i did i found a
1978 Eisenhower Doller
1969 Kenedy Half Dollar (buitifull coin)
1943 Mercury Dime
1967 Roosevelt Dime
1974 Jefferson Nickle
1960 jefferson Nickle
1967 Washington Quarter
1968 Washington Quarter

it feels like christmas all over again!

Man said...

Nice, try finding an older edition of the world coins book by Krause. The prices rarely changes but the pictures are great and for the entire world coinage.

1978 Eisenhower Doller $1.50
1969 Kenedy Half Dollar $3.50
1943 Mercury Dime $0.80
1967 Roosevelt Dime $0.50
1974 Jefferson Nickle $0.10
1960 jefferson Nickle $0.10
1967 Washington Quarter $0.50
1968 Washington Quarter $1.00

raysco said...

Hi! I stumble upon a 1905 one cent piece and I was wondering it's value?

Man said...

1905--$1.75 in good, which has no "LIBERTY" visible on the headdress in the front.

If "LIBERTY" is completely visible it's $3.50

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have obtained a "1989 D" dime that has something embedded in it. It clearly shows on both sides and I was hoping you could give me an estimate on it.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just posted about the dime. I also have an image. http://imageigloo.com/images/1454scan0001-1.JPG

Man said...

Defective Planchet is the offical name

Bubbled plating---
These planchets have gases trapped between the core material and the plating.

Yours is not in great shape plus these aren't really big amongst collectors.

It is only about $2.00, I'd hang on to it because the error coin market goes up and down fast.

Anonymous said...

okay,Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Have a 1970 dime with bubbles on both front (pencil eraser size), and back, (apple seed size), wondering what the value may be. Send answer to amldoc69@yahoo.com. Thank you,
Arlene

Man said...

1970 dime with bubbles
If the bubbles are small the are caused by dirt. If the bubble is big it is caused by heat.

The problem is that anyone with a blowtorch can fake this coin error. Either way it is worth at most $2.00 but most likely it does not any extra value. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Hi I found a 2002p dime with the face side appearing to be all copper and the back silver. Could this be worth something?

Man said...

2002-P dime

This is a full missing clad layer on one side error.
In mint state(no scratches, no wear, nice luster) it would be about $75.00.

This is a nice error and commonly sold on eBay for $100 if professionally certified.

henrywhenry371 said...

hi.i've never received a silver certificate until i went to a resale shop and was given the dollar back in change.its a 1935f and the numbers above it are U 71750661 I.will it be worth anything down the road.thanks

Man said...

$1 1935f and the numbers above it are U 71750661 I

About $4.00 now, it's a very common note and over the last 10 years as only grown 25% in value. It will increase in value but very slowly.

Anonymous said...

hi.i was wondering how much this 2 dollar bill was worth.the numbers are D66053920 A.the year is 1928.with united states note at the top.it also has a red seal.thanks

Man said...

2 dollar bill was worth.the numbers are D66053920 A.the year is 1928...red seal


This is a 1928-F note worth about $15.00 in very-fine.

Anonymous said...

i was wondering out of the 2 dollar bills which ones are worth more from A-G.thanks

mira said...

what does it mean when a dime has copper on the top and around the edges.i have one that is a year 1966.

Man said...

i was wondering out of the 2 dollar bills which ones are worth more from A-G.thanks

On average if you mean the 1928 notes it is C they're about $1,500.00 in low grades, but other rare ones exist in 1928.

dime has copper on the top and around the edges.i have one that is a year 1966.

On the edges it's normal but on the face of the coin is a plating error worth less then $25 unless it is full-copper face.
A little copper showing through is not rare.

Anonymous said...

HI.I HAVE 2 2 DOLLAR BILLS WITH A RED SEAL WITH THE YEAR SERIES 1953 B.THE NUMBERS IN RED READ AS A 65001632 A AND THE OTHER IS A 65001634 A.SAME SERIES 1953 B.ARE THESE WORTH ANYTHING.THANKS

Man said...

2 DOLLAR BILLS WITH A RED SEAL WITH THE YEAR SERIES 1953 B.THE NUMBERS IN RED READ AS
A 65001632 A about $7.00
A 65001634 A about $7.00
in very-fine.

Anonymous said...

Could you please tell me with these are worth?

$1.00 silver certificate blue seal & numbers C 0062284 A

$2.00 red seal & numbers A 04693657 A

$5.00 red seal & numbers A 28504904 A

Thank you in advance

Man said...

$1.00 silver certificate blue seal & numbers C 0062284 A


$2.00 red seal & numbers A 04693657 A

$5.00 red seal & numbers A 28504904 A


I need a year.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I do not know how I forgot the dates!

$1.00 silver certificate blue seal & numbers C 0062284 A (1957)

$2.00 red seal & numbers A 04693657 A (1963)

$5.00 red seal & numbers A 28504904 A (1963)

Thank you in advance

Man said...

Values are in very-fine.

$1.00 silver certificate blue seal & numbers C 0062284 A (1957)
About $2.50

$2.00 red seal & numbers A 04693657 A (1963)
About $7.00

$5.00 red seal & numbers A 28504904 A (1963)
About $12.00

Anonymous said...

Searching through my penny collection this a.m. I found this 2000 penny not in the best of condition, but it definitely has an extra 0 and 8 printed up above the 2000 mark. Is this a coin with value?

http://rockinghamcountyresearcher.com/2000.JPG
http://rockinghamcountyresearcher.com/2000w08stamp.JPG

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I also found a 2000 penny with the last 0 looks like it was struck over another number like a 7 maybe, does this coin have value also? When scanning it you can not see it very clear.

Anonymous said...

Adding to this post...

Searching through my penny collection this a.m. I found this 2000 penny not in the best of condition, but it definitely has an extra 0 and 8 printed up above the 2000 mark. Is this a coin with value?

http://rockinghamcountyresearcher.com/2000.JPG
http://rockinghamcountyresearcher.com/2000w08stamp.JPG
upon looking further there is an I on the 1st 0 and a blob between the 2 and 3rd 0.

Thanks!

Man said...

I found this 2000 penny not in the best of condition, but it definitely has an extra 0 and 8 printed up above the 2000 mark.

It's not a good photo but from what I can see it is not anything significant.


As for the 2007 error it sounds the same. No extra value.

Maybe it is some kind of doubling but it is not a true error.

Anonymous said...

I own nine 1928 series D two dollar bills a red seal on the left and five two dollars with no letter that have the seal on the right.
The number for the 1928 D0762806A
The number for the 1953 A30405741A
I've been no many websites but i've never found out what i needed to knokw could you tell me the value of them.

Man said...

$2 bill 1928D D0762806A
About $15.00

$5 bill 1953 A30405741A
About $10.00

Values are in very-fine condition.

Jo said...

I have a question about mercury dime and its value. I have a mercury dime "1943 with w shape". I don't know what w shape stands for, but is embedded on a right side of lady. I hope it is in a good condition. I have an image of my mercury dime taken in: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2909/mercurydimemd4.jpg

Thanks for your time.

Man said...

"1943 with w shape". I don't know what w shape stands for, but is embedded on a right side of lady. I hope it is in a good condition.

The "W shape" is actual an A over W.
They're the coin designer's monogram, Adolph A. Weinman.

You're coin looks about VF-20 or very-fine it's about $1.60.

raenmiah said...

I have a 1921 Morgan Dollar that has several die cracks in it. I was told this is EXTREMELY rare. Total of 7 "cracks" I beleive.
Does anyone know anything about this?

Man said...

1921 Morgan Dollar that has several die cracks in it. I was told this is EXTREMELY rare. Total of 7 "cracks"

Not rare but very wanted. Nearly every Morgan is being attributed using VAM letters.

Go to this website...http://www.vamworld.com/
And either search Morgan's by date or post a picture in the forum.

These collectors are very passionate and can help better than I could.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1935J dollar also known as a silver certificate. Notice the seal is blue instead of green.

Man said...

1935J dollar also known as a silver certificate

No such thing as a 1935-J. The highest is 1935 H.

There are so many varieties that without a serial number it is hard to say the start at $2.50 and go up from there.

Anonymous said...

Hi
I have a question I have a 1935-H silver certificate
E76563512A (blue) in fair condition
Treasurer of the us signed by what it looks like M.A. Sueiau ?? and the Secretay Henry Morgenthau JR. also it does not have the "In God We Trust" on the back. The seal is blue and on the right bottom corner it has the H and really small #s 343 would you be able to help me find out how much its worth or point me the right direction? thank you

Man said...

1935-H silver certificate
E76563512A (blue) in fair condition


This cannot be a 1935-H
it must be a 1935 which has the signature W. A. Julian and Henry Morgenthau JR.

The H you describe does not go with the serial number. It is the facility mark.

It's about $5.00.

Anonymous said...

so, the H then series next to it i was mistake? Or am i just looking at it wrong?!

Sorry to bother you again thank you for all your help by the way.

k

Man said...

so, the H then series next to it i was mistake? Or am i just looking at it wrong?!


Unless I don't understand. You are not looking at it right.

This link may help...
Money Parts

Man said...

I think your talking about the Plate Position.

Anonymous said...

thank you now i understand

Anonymous said...

I found a 1933 Portuguesa 5$00 in my grampa's drawer. I am curious of its value now. Can you help me?

Man said...

1933 Portuguesa 5$00

This is 5 Escudos it contains 65% silver. It's about %3.00 in fine condition.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1989 D dime and it is missing the e in dime on the backside..says ONE DIM

Value?

Man said...

1989 D dime and it is missing the e in dime on the backside..says ONE DIM

This is a weak strike or struck through grease error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2000 dime that I have a question about. On the front, just under the chin, is a "bubble". All the printing is readable. On the back, it is the same. The bubbles do not line up and are not the same size. I can get pictures taken if you think I should. Also, the dime is dark, and needs cleaning. Should I clean it and if so, with what? Thanks, Richard

Anonymous said...

By the way. Any idea if it's worth anything. LOL

Man said...

2000 dime that I have a question about. On the front, just under the chin, is a "bubble"...the dime is dark, and needs cleaning.

This is done by heating the coin it is considered damage. The dark dirty appearance is a giveaway someone cooked this coin, no value.

Anonymous said...

Hi i have a 1943 D Mercury dime and i has a small w on the right side of the person and has bits of a brownish coverings on both sides

also have a quarter with a D on the right side too.

1964 nickle on the back,bottom the S in united States of america it is worn out and it has on top little bubbles.

1969 penny D worn out on sides, with a litte bubble on the Lincon Memorial

and a coin from 1808 with a woman on it

please tell me if there is any rarability and its value

Man said...

1943 D Mercury dime and i has a small w on the right side of the person and has bits of a brownish coverings on both sides

All of this is normal and natural aging it's about $0.81 mostly for the silver content.

quarter with a D
Assuming also 1943 it's about $2.03

1964 nickle on the back,bottom the S in united States of america it is worn out and it has on top little bubbles.
Sounds damaged just $0.05.

1969 penny D worn out on sides
Sounds like a weak strike with damage only $0.01.

a coin from 1808 with a woman on it
I would need more of a description or a picture.

Anonymous said...

value of 1928 d red seal 2 dollar bill C94490307A
value of 1935 d & 1935 g 1 dollar silver certificate.

Man said...

1928 d red seal 2 dollar bill C94490307A

About $15.00

1 dollar silver certificate

Depends on serial number but the most common is
1935 d about $3.00
1935 g about $4.00

Anonymous said...

My Dad is going thru coins he has collected for very many years. He came across a Indian Head Buffalo Nickel that is the size of an pencil eraser. It is so small even with a magnifying glass you can only make out the Indian head on the front and the buffalo on the back. Was curious what the value of it is if any?

Man said...

He came across a Indian Head Buffalo Nickel that is the size of an pencil eraser. It is so small even with a magnifying glass you can only make out the Indian head on the front and the buffalo on the back.

This is novelty money and has little to no value.

Anonymous said...

i have a dime with a copper back and a silver color front. it is a 1995 p. is it worth anything?

Man said...

dime with a copper back and a silver color front. it is a 1995 p

This is a Missing Clad Layer error it's about $50.00 ungraded, it may go up to $150 if graded MS-64 or more.

jason said...

hello, i acquired this coin in a grab bag type auction on ebay and have had no luck in identifying it anywhere.not even the person i got it from had a clue. the date side looks just like a chinese dragon coin, but the other has what almost looks like a circular maze in the middle, a sun on top, and a dragon up either side forming out from a swirl of smoke on the bottom. please help

Man said...

he date side looks just like a chinese dragon coin, but the other has what almost looks like a circular maze in the middle, a sun on top, and a dragon up either side forming out from a swirl of smoke on the bottom.

I'm sorry but without a picture it's near impossible to say exactly.
It maybe some sort of China 10 Cash or maybe a Thailand piece but I still can't say.

jason said...

i took some pics of the coin:
http://s673.photobucket.com/albums/vv94/87elky383

Man said...

took some pics of the coin:

This is a Kwangtung Pattern coin from either 1889 or 1890 it seems to be the 1 dollar coin and is about $12,000.00.

The problems:
-Yours has been badly cleaned which ruins the value.
-Nearly all examples found are fakes. They weigh about 25.8 grams and are silver but counterfeiters have become so skilled that they can fake both of those. Cleaning a fake coin is a way of getting around detection.

Judging by the scratches, pits, and edge I think fake but you may want to verify first to see if it's silver then to see by a dealer if it is real or not.

Man said...

Additonally Google "kwangtung pattern" without the quotes and in a coin community forum you'll see a good discussion about these pieces.

jason said...

thank for your help. im not rich, but a fine copy i guess best they've seen in a while

Robyn said...

Hi, I have found a coin from 1945 and it is so rusty I can not really read the writing on it. One side has a mans head with a short or normal mans haircut , looking leftwards and when I look on the otherside it has a ship with sails and underneath the ship is writing reading 1945

both sides have writing at the top going the hole way round the coin.

so i was wondering if you could find it's value and from which country it is from?

Robyn said...

Hello can anyone help me?

please

Man said...

1945 and it is so rusty I can not really read the writing on it. One side has a mans head with a short or normal mans haircut , looking leftwards and when I look on the otherside it has a ship with sails and underneath the ship is writing reading 1945

Without a better description or picture it's nearly impossible to say.
What metal? What size? What weight?
The only coin I know from 1945 with a ship on the back is a Canadian dime.
Any coin this damaged is worth only the metal content.

You can always use a free photo site to put up the image.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2008 dime with a copper back. I was wondering how much it would be worth?

Man said...

2008 dime with a copper back

Reverse Clad Layer Missing is about $100.00 in mint state.

Anonymous said...

Thanks man

johnny said...

hi i recently found a a 1935 Canada Dollar, a 1938 "GEORGIVS VI" penny from great britain, a 1963 quenn elizabeth II penny with the same design, a Canadian dime from 1940, a canadian penny from 1942, a canadian quarter from 1953, and a 1996 US nickel with the tails side missing- perhaps it was just cut out by someone. Are any of these worth anything? Thanksa

johnny said...

and i 1950 us dime with a small "s" by the torch

Man said...

1935 Canada Dollar about $13.00
1938 "GEORGIVS VI" penny from Great Britain about $0.20
1963 queen Elizabeth II penny with the same design about $0.10
Canadian dime from 1940 about $1.50
Canadian penny from 1942 about $0.10
Canadian quarter from 1953 about $2.75

1996 US nickel with the tails side missing- perhaps it was just cut out by someone, no extra value it sounds damaged. If it was some kind of error even a faint outline of either side would still be seen, never fully flat.

Man said...

1950 us dime with a small "s" about $1.50

Andrew said...

i have a 1998 dime and the edges on both sides are raised, if you look at it from the side it looks as thick as two dimes together but the center of the coin has the thickness of one...is this worth anything?

Man said...

1998 dime and the edges on both sides are raised, if you look at it from the side it looks as thick as two dimes together but the center of the coin has the thickness of one.

Sounds like a finned rim or high fin.
Ungraded it's about $25 but these types need grading but can get damaged before grading.

They are very delicate if true finning and that is why they can sell for hundreds.

Chris said...

i recently found a 2002D nickel with Jefferson's on both side,,,, how can i tell if it is authentic and how much its worth

Man said...

2002D nickel with Jefferson's on both side,

This type of error is not possible.
Under high magnification where the rim of the coin meets the field of the coin you will see a gap where someone drilled and glued two coin into one. These are magician's coins sold at toy stores, I own a few of these.

If you still suspect this is real take it to a coin dealer or coin club.

It would cost you $40 to have it graded and most likely it would be rejected as a fake.

Chris said...

thanks for the 411

Ryan said...

"1998 dime and the edges on both sides are raised, if you look at it from the side it looks as thick as two dimes together but the center of the coin has the thickness of one.
Sounds like a finned rim or high fin.
Ungraded it's about $25 but these types need grading but can get damaged before grading.
They are very delicate if true finning and that is why they can sell for hundreds."

HELLO,i have been going through my coins as well and believe i have found one of these,its a 1992 or 1998 dime,(cant quite tell what the last number is because of the edge), it has an unusual raised flat copper looking rim and appears as if a penny rim was placed over a dime but u can tell its one piece,the center is setting below the rim on both sides with a mint mark of P on it.
Im curious if you can tell me more about this and how to go about maybe selling it for an appropriate price and if so what that price might be for it. thanks

Man said...

it has an unusual raised flat copper looking rim and appears as if a penny rim was placed over a dime but u can tell its one piece,the center is setting below the rim on both sides with a mint mark of P on it.

The copper is the core of the clad dime.
It sounds like a finned rimmed, possibly a braodstrike, but most likely some sort of Off-Center error either way I can't fully judge and most likely a dealer would need to see it in hand.
Around $20 if it's not damage more if you you can the error identified. Sorry i couldn't be more helpful but it's a hard error to imagine.

Ryan said...

ok thanks, whats your email so i can send u some pictures, cant figure out how to post them here ?

Man said...

whats your email so i can send u some pictures, cant figure out how to post them here ?

Just use Imageshack or someother free photo site and then drop a link here.

Ryan said...

i dont understand why that site wont let me upload, i registered,uploadedthem, it showed me the upload bar, then afterwards it dont show anything and tells me i cant upload without subscribing or use the action window in right to do it, i tried that way and nothing...so i uploaded them to my myspace photos, heres a direct link http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.editAlbumPhotos&albumID=2844458

Ryan said...

aww crude , i just tried that link a min ago now it dont work, but u should still be able to view them by going to my page then my photos ,in there is a folder marked weird coin www.myspace.com/dragonxfantasy

Man said...

so i uploaded them to my myspace photos,

Your pic are very blurry. Is the edge smooth or ridged like a normal dime?

I can't see the edge but it looks like someone spooned the coin. This is when a person takes a spoon and smashes the edge in order to make a ring then later they drill out the center. Damaging it and leaving no value, except for a nice copper-nickel ring.

Man said...

Nice buck.

Ryan said...

no its smooth and slightly rounded, i had to use my cell phone to take the pics,it doesnt appear to be machined in any way

Man said...

no its smooth and slightly rounded,

That is the definition of spooned.

A true Finned Rim would have the reeds. Any other type of in-collar error would not have rounded edges.

Here are 2 links on how to make a ring and the signs of a failed attempt like the one I believe you have.
LINK1
LINK2

If you still feel it is an error try getting better pictures or visiting a coin club or dealer in person.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a Dime from 1998 that the face in nickel and the seal is in cooper. How much its worth?

Man said...

Dime from 1998 that the face in nickel and the seal is in cooper.

Sounds like a Missing Clad Layer error it's about $50.00 in low mint state.

Bernie said...

Hi, I have a 2002 Canadian dime with a P under the Queen's head. I've heard that some of these can be quite valuable. Is this one of them?

Man said...

2002 Canadian dime with a P under the Queen's head. I've heard that some of these can be quite valuable.

No it's just 10 cents.

The one with value is the 2000 P Quarter which is about $5,000.00 high grade.

Leah said...

I have a 1967 dime with a smooth rim. It is the same size as other dimes and does not appear that the ribbing has been rubbed off. It looks like the ribbing was never present. Any idea of how much it may be worth?

Man said...

1967 dime with a smooth rim. It is the same size as other dimes and does not appear that the ribbing has been rubbed off

Missing Reeded edge is not really possible if the edge was not collared it would be wider than a normal dime.

Sorry but it is just a weak strike or faded

Anonymous said...

Hi i have a 2002 p dime it is thick all the way around the edge and it is copper color on the edges and smooth looks like the edge of a penny . is it worth anything

Man said...

2002 p dime it is thick all the way around the edge and it is copper color on the edges and smooth looks like the edge of a penny


This could be a BroadStrike error but this sounds more like damage, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

it dosent look damaged its perfectly round and smooth

Man said...

it dosent look damaged its perfectly round and smooth

That is what leads me to believe it is damaged as errors would not be perfectly round or smooth.

A Broadstrike error would be out of shape and tapered.

This sound like spooning, which is when someone smashes the edges usually with a spoon in order to make a ring.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1998 dime missing the 8. Its just a hair thicker on this edge than regular dimes. the 9 and IN and WE are both faded. Still has ridges, not spooned

Anonymous said...

I have a 1988 dime where the P is taller than the rest of the raised parts.

Man said...

1998 dime missing the 8. Its just a hair thicker on this edge than regular dimes. the 9 and IN and WE are both faded

This is normal it is just a weak strike or deteriorated die. No extra value.

1988 dime where the P is taller than the rest of the raised parts.
Normal it probably a repunched mintmark it may have a little extra value but nothing significant.

clubbanga2002 said...

I have a 1945 dime with the clear letter W on it. I just recently called a couple of credited coin collectors and they told me such coin cant exist. When i had done my research about 6-7 months back, i came upon a web page stating that the coin is very rare and is worth between 10-15 thousand dollars.

Man said...

1945 dime with the clear letter W on it.

Between the date and the letter Y is the designer's monogram AW.

The AW is on top of each other like the NY Yankees logo, so it looks like a W.

This is common and is only $1.50.

Here is a picture of this common coin, LINK.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1967 quarter 100% face clad missing appears to be all copper is this worth anything, condition is fair to good, not mint

Man said...

1967 quarter 100% face clad missing appears to be all copper is this worth anything, condition is fair to good,

About $100.00 in good but if genuine it should be graded to get the most value.
A grade of Almost-uncirculated would double the value.

Anonymous said...

I have a dime that I think has an error. The dates says 2003 P, but it looks like there's a zero under the 3. Is this an error? What's the value of the coin? Thanks for your help. If you need a photo of the coin, I can e-mail one to you (I don't know how to upload pics here).

Man said...

2003 P, but it looks like there's a zero under the 3.

This kind of error is not possible.

Try uploading the picture on a free photo site and dropping a link here.

It sounds like damage or a die crack which has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

http://i45.tinypic.com/vp8bgl.jpg
Hi. I just copied the link info and typed it here~ hope this works; if not, how can I email you the pictures?
2000 or 2003 dime

Man said...

I just copied the link info and typed it here~

Nice picture, but those are die cracks looks like it was a deteriorating die.

That has no extra value and is not considered an error.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, 2003 dime

Anonymous said...

I have a 1886 silver dollar with an 0 mint over the o in dollar on the back also have a 1923 peace silver dollar are they worth anything?

Man said...

1886 silver dollar with an 0 mint about $25.00

1923 peace silver dollar about $17.00

Rachael said...

I have 3 japanese 50 sen paper notes. 2 are from the year 1938. 1 is from the year 1942. They were brought back from WWII. Do you know, or know where I could find out what these are worth?

Man said...

japanese 50 sen paper notes.
1938 about $1.50
1942 about $3.00

Roderick said...

Hi, I have a 1966 dime (how i found this site in google) that seems to have a dip in it. Around the outter edge of both sides it seems to have 2 strike lines. I think the letter on it is p. It still has ridges like its a brand new dime.

heard of this before?
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

i have found a 1970 coin with the 0 on the 1970 was the letter o is it worth anything

Man said...

1970 coin with the 0 on the 1970 was the letter o

Sounds like damage or some sort of no value variety. Without a picture I can't really say.

Anonymous said...

I have a 100 Mark Reichsbanknote, which was printed in Berlin on April 21, 1910. Would this bill be worth anything today?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I found a 1988 p dime that appears to have 2 ridges around it on both sides of the coin. Would this be an error in the coin, and if so would there be any value in keeping it?

Man said...

100 Mark Reichsbanknote, which was printed in Berlin on April 21, 1910

About $1.00

Man said...

1988 p dime that appears to have 2 ridges around it on both sides of the coin.

If I'm understanding correctly, this is common it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I have a 2002 dime that has some kind of striation marks at the tops of all the letters "United States of America-One Dime", there doesn't appear to be any other stration marks except for on the letters themselves. If you would like a picture let me know.
Thanks for any help.

Anonymous said...

http://picasaweb.google.com/115298413895557809651
I think...that is the location of the picture of the above 2002 dime.

Thanks

Man said...

2002 dime that has some kind of striation marks at the tops of all the letters "United States of America-One Dime", there doesn't appear to be any other stration marks except for on the letters themselves

This is just damage when going through a circular sorter, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have a 1945 dime with w on the front between the y and the date what's the worth? I have a 1990 mason penny with a G in the middle of the symbol. Worth anything?

Thank you
Tee

Man said...

1945 dime about $1.30

1990 mason penny with a G in the middle of the symbol just $0.01 the symbols were added after minting and do not change value, plus mason cents are common.

christiansalama@yahoo.com said...

I have a 1970 dime that has nothing on the tails side, smooth with a little bump protruding out in the middle of it. and the edges are smooth

Anonymous said...

I found a 1989 P mint Dime with a very noticable cud spot on reverse. It touches the E in ONE DIME. What would this be worth?

Anonymous said...

I have a 1920 Australia One Penny....no dot...what's the value?

Man said...

1970 dime that has nothing on the tails side, smooth with a little bump protruding out in the middle of it. and the edges are smooth

Sounds like damage, I don't know any error that would cause this.

Man said...

1989 P mint Dime with a very noticable cud spot on reverse. It touches the E in ONE DIME

This sounds like a minor a Cud error it's about $1.00 if 5% or less then then entire surface.

Anything larger may be more valuable but it would depend on grade.

Man said...

1920 Australia One Penny....no dot

About $20.00

terrysongwriter@gmail.com said...

YES IV GOT SOME COINS BUT IV BEEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WICH IS THE BEST TO KEEP AND IM NOT SURE HOW THEY SELL THE COINS i have a one cent penny from 1941 i cant see no letter tho could you tell me about thanks T in TENNESSEE

Man said...

one cent penny from 1941 $0.15

Anonymous said...

have a 1996p copper on both sides roosevelt dime. good condition. worth anything?

Man said...

1996p copper on both sides roosevelt dime. good condition.

It needs to be weighed to see what type of error you may have.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1970 canadian penny with red in the 0 of the date...is it worth anything?

Man said...

1970 canadian penny with red in the 0 of the date

Sounds like damage, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1980 copper penny with a part of the memorial on the obverse with some of the letters. Value?

Anonymous said...

I also have a 1959 memorial penny with e pluribus unum at the same place as a wheat penny. But very weak in detail. barley see the ghost image of the wheat stalks.

2005 CA quarter missing clad layer. AU condition

A dateless blank Coin No design or any thing Just a raised edge and a blank face, copper in color, size of penny

1971 over 0 dime

1983 us penny no copper layer just zinc

1969 s with a line in the center of the 1969 1969 date mark looks bigger than normal date mark

1864 penny with L

Man said...

1980 copper penny with a part of the memorial on the obverse with some of the letters.

Sounds like a Die clash it has no extra value.

Man said...

1959 memorial penny with e pluribus unum at the same place as a wheat penny. But very weak in detail. barley see the ghost image of the wheat stalks.
Struck Through Grease or Late Strike either way no extra value.

2005 CA quarter missing clad layer. AU condition
About $450.00 for CA these are scarce.

dateless blank Coin No design or any thing Just a raised edge and a blank face, copper in color, size of penny
Blank Planchet Type 2 it's about $1.00 in circulated.

1971 over 0 dime never heard of this I suspect damage but it should be properly photographed and placed online somewhere for others to judge.

1983 us penny no copper layer just zinc
Unplated error is about $200.00 but it should be weighed in case it is another type of error.

1969 s with a line in the center of the 1969 1969 date mark looks bigger than normal date mark
Sounds like a Die Break error no extra value.

1864 penny with L about $65.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1913 nickel with liberty on it was it suppost to be indianhead it was given to me by my freind is it an error

Man said...

1913 nickel with liberty on it

If real it's $3,500,000.00

Most likely it's a fake.

Anonymous said...

1965 penny the size of a dime.

Anonymous said...

1969 Dime copper back silver front.

Man said...

1965 penny the size of a dime

Sounds like damage or a shrunken coin either way it has no extra value.

Man said...

1969 Dime copper back silver front

Sounds like a Missing Clad Layer error it's about $75.00.

Anonymous said...

1983 Copper penny

Man said...

1983 Copper penny just $0.01

Anonymous said...

It has no zinc just copper

Man said...

It has no zinc just copper

Have you weighed it this is how to tell what type of error it is.

jackie said...

Hello,

I have 3 bills and 1 coin I would like to know about.

$1 Silver Certificate - 1957B Y12370634A
$1 Silver Certificate - 1935A I32214479C
$5 bill with red seal - 1953 A74579265A

$1 gold coin with Franklin Pierce but if you turn it over Statue of Liberty upside down.

Man said...

$1 Silver Certificate - 1957B Y12370634A about $2.50
$1 Silver Certificate - 1935A I32214479C about $3.00
$5 bill with red seal - 1953 A74579265A about $12.00

$1 gold coin with Franklin Pierce but if you turn it over Statue of Liberty upside down
Just a regular dollar it is not gold but a mix of cheap metals, just $1.00.

Anonymous said...

1965 quarter au coidition
Some mint luster remains

Man said...

1965 quarter au coidition
Some mint luster remains


Just $0.25

Anonymous said...

1981 penny with tiny clip out of it

Man said...

1981 penny with tiny clip out of it about $1.00 in high grade

Anonymous said...

1970 P Dime in Mint Condition

Man said...

1970 P Dime in Mint Condition if it is a high mint grade of 65 out of 70 it would be about $1.00

Anonymous said...

1974 D DIME WITH NI EDGES...JUST TWO LAYERS TOGETHER

Man said...

1974 D DIME WITH NI EDGES...JUST TWO LAYERS TOGETHER

I don't understand what you are describing.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1967 quater but on the top above LIBERTY the there is what I think is an error with the die. How much is it worth?

Man said...

1967 quater but on the top above LIBERTY the there is what I think is an error with the die

Either describe the error or post a picture somewhere and drop a link here.

Anonymous said...

I found this coin that is not in good shape, but I can make it out with a magnifying glass,brownish color,fron of coin James Monroe, dates as president, reverse has "the last cocked hat" at top and monroe doctrine at bottom

Man said...

brownish color,fron of coin James Monroe, dates as president, reverse has "the last cocked hat" at top and monroe doctrine at bottom

Sounds like a medallion made outside the mint.
I do not know what company made this but I think it was issued from the 1950s - 1970s.
It's about $1.00 at most.

If I found out more info I will post it.

sweetnakita1 said...

Hi I found a 1970 Dime with a P stamped right above the date. I was under the impression that this is Philly coin, but it is my understanding that they did not use the P stamp until later?? Can you enlighten me?

Man said...

1970 Dime with a P stamped right above the date. I was under the impression that this is Philly coin, but it is my understanding that they did not use the P stamp until later?

You are correct the P was not added until 1980 so this is some type of out of mint altered coin.

davesbizz said...

hi,
found a THE WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS CUM VISO MAGNANIMITATIS COIN SAYS EST.1964

IN GREAT SHAPE

Man said...

THE WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS CUM VISO MAGNANIMITATIS COIN SAYS EST.1964

IN GREAT SHAPE


I have no idea what this is, sorry.

It is not a coin it is most likely a medal or some private round.
Usually these only have metal value.

Anonymous said...

have a 2006 p dime that is thinner than a regular dime and is copper on the front and silver on the back. What would it be worth?

Man said...

2006 p dime that is thinner than a regular dime and is copper on the front and silver on the back

Sounds like a Missing Clad Layer error, about $15.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1967 roosevelt dime that appears to be all copper. It is in perfect condition, no wear on either side and is less than half the thickness of a regular dime. Can you tell me if you have seen one like it and what it might be worth?

Anonymous said...

I have a 1959 penny that shows very little or no wear on either side but is half as thick as a regular penny, is smaller in diameter than the regular penny missing most of the rim around the outside and the IN GOD WE TRUST on the face side is very close to the edge of the coin. Have seen one like it? Can you tell me if it has more value than a penny?

Man said...

1967 roosevelt dime that appears to be all copper. It is in perfect condition, no wear on either side and is less than half the thickness of a regular dime. Can you tell me if you have seen one like it and what it might be worth?

Yes, it sounds like a Missing Clad Layer error.
If real about $150.00

Man said...

1959 penny that shows very little or no wear on either side but is half as thick as a regular penny, is smaller in diameter than the regular penny missing most of the rim around the outside and the IN GOD WE TRUST on the face side is very close to the edge of the coin. Have seen one like it?

Sounds damaged, a coin can not get stamped without a rim, if not it would get bigger not smaller.
Only other option is to have an expert look at it in hand.

Anonymous said...

i hav a 1960 dime with a smooth edge is it rare if so whats it worth

Man said...

1960 dime with a smooth edge

Just worn down silver tended to do that about $2.50.

Liz said...

I have a 1998 dime with an edge that's smooth, and it looks like the outside of a penny. The rest of it looks fairly normal (the edges might be a little risen). I'm guessing it isn't worth much, but I figured I would check! Thanks!

Man said...

1998 dime with an edge that's smooth, and it looks like the outside of a penny. The rest of it looks fairly normal (the edges might be a little risen).

Sounds like normal wear, no extra value.

dan said...

i have a 1995 Philadelphia mint dime missing back layer (its copper) slightly pressed right side no rim just barely has a lip vf. value?

dan said...

1950 silver quarter vf value?

Man said...

1995 Philadelphia mint dime missing back layer (its copper) slightly pressed right side no rim just barely has a lip vf.
About $30.00

1950 silver quarter vf about $7.50

Gold Eagle said...

I found this strange 2000D smooth edge dime.

1. Smooth edge
2. Does not look to be clad
3. Missing Artist Initials
4. Torch is not well-defined.

Images here:
http://trivialtreasure.blogspot.com/2011/04/found-interesting-dime-2000d-smooth.html


Can you tease out a value or shed some light as to what is going on with this coin? Thanks!

Man said...

strange 2000D smooth edge dime.

It's a fake.

The bad design, the reverse has the wrong font, and the dimples all over indicate a cast coin.

I've seen a fake dime like this only once...
http://www.cointalk.com/t119340/

From what I understand there is a 2004 video out there showing people how to make counterfeit dimes.
Someone in Centre, Alabama made dozens of these and used them at local stores and they started circulation. Most 2000-D.

Anonymous said...

Check this out.
This is my favorite coin. Beautiful to my eyes. This is not a poor color quality photo. This is the color of the patina. I did not photograph the ridged edge but there is no cladding visible. This appears to be, and I'm asking for ideas here, that the copper core layer was unusually thick.

http://img25.imageshack.us/i/copperdime.pdf/

Man said...

This appears to be, and I'm asking for ideas here, that the copper core layer was unusually thick.

Looks more like a rusted dime or chemically damage.

That said it should be weighed to see if it is a Missing Clad error.

Anonymous said...

Hey Man,

Sounds like there are cues to determine why a coin may present differently. Do you know of a budget grade scale to weigh coins? What are the weight standards of coins to determine such differences. Love the science.

Thanks

Man said...

Do you know of a budget grade scale to weigh coins?
--Amazon sells some I wrote about here...
http://coinedformoney.blogspot.com/2006/07/coin-scale.html
Hopefully they still selling them cheap.

What are the weight standards of coins to determine such differences.
--It should weigh 2.27grams +/- 0.05grams
Any other weight can be an error.

Anonymous said...

I found a 2002 copper dime and was wondering its value

Man said...

2002 copper dime

First weigh it to see what type of error this may be.

Anonymous said...

Got a 1967 quarter, no reeding, raised rim, smaller and thicker than a normal quarter. No signs of spooning at all. The words and date are missing half their height. What is it and any value?

Man said...

1967 quarter, no reeding, raised rim, smaller and thicker than a normal quarter. No signs of spooning at all. The words and date are missing half their height.

Sounds damaged, I know you're confident it's not spooning but you are describing it.

Any quarter pressed will have reeding and if no reeding-collar is present the coin would be thinner and larger.

Try weighing it, could be off-metal. Also try and get an image online and link here or at a coin forum for more precise opinions.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at this.

I'll put the link at the bottom.

By the way, thanks for this site. Most posters are like me; don't know much.

I have learned that this is a famous penny mint date and mint location for error; 1969-S.

Now this is not the pristine $100,000+ coin sold at auction (Go here: imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/1969sdoubleddiepennycen.jpg ) with highly graphic errors, but, there are a number of obvious errors with this average looking circulated coin. That is how it caught my attention.

I'm interested in your take.

I've arrowed the most obvious things I see. What I see is three strikes. The arrow marked #1 is a very fine or soft strike. Number 2 and #3 are obvious. At the top of the coin, I pinpointed the top and bottom of the prominent rim. The top outer edge of the top of the coin drops back down to the depth thickness of the center of the coin.

From the eyes of a neophite, the other arrows show subtle signs of multiple strikes with in the rim of the coin; at least two strikes.

VIEW COIN

imageshack.us/photo/my-images/220/1969slincolnpennyerror.jpg/

Man said...

Take a look at this...1969S error?

Looks like a slightly Misaligned Strike error that has no extra value, added to that the damage all over the coin whatever value it could have is gone.

Anonymous said...

I did scan the coin at 98,000 dpi so you saw every flaw for sure!

Some of us who participate on your site are looking for information. Despite my reference to a valuable coin find, I really don't particularly care that much about the market value of a coin at a dollars and cents level. I'm not looking to win the lottery. I would love to possess an asset, but, for me, and many of us, I think we all enjoy recognizing subtleties; errors in the process.

If we see obvious errors and it's not considered an error, what is an error? Are three rim strikes that unusual? How does that happen? What is a damaged coin? What is it that damages coins? That's the kind of info I am interested in. When you have suggested weighing coins to for confirmation of silver content or lamination issues, that is extremely valuable objective information to all of us who love this.

Man said...

I did scan the coin at 98,000 dpi so you saw every flaw for sure!
--Unfortunately the details are still very blurry. When coins for details size is most important if you can get a 600x600 image from a coin first then boost the dpi.
A camera is often better to see errors since you can play with the shadows to highlight the error while scanner washes out most details.

If we see obvious errors and it's not considered an error, what is an error?
Are three rim strikes that unusual?
How does that happen?
--Errors on coins are defined by an abnormal incident having occurred during the manufacturing of the coin leaving the coin different from the final normal coin.
That said not all errors are valuable or collectible.
Ex. Machine Doubling = when a coin gets struck additional shifting after the initial strike leaving a slight doubling.

Are three rim strikes that unusual?
--No, Machine Doubling means while the coin is getting struck it may move multiple times.

What is a damaged coin? What is it that damages coins?
--Anything that occurs after minting that alters the coin. Machine Doubling is not a true error since it happens after the initial good strike then it moves. Plus it is common.

Other forms of damage are
cleaning: the fiber in paper scratches the surface of coins.
heat: alters the surface hanging the luster
touching: acid in sweat eats the surface
water: ions and bonding with metal

Your coin may have some type of other error but with the image not being sharp I can only go by what I see and that isn't much.

Good luck with the searching and feel free to keep asking question but I defer to a better Lincoln cent error collector...
http://www.lincolncentresource.com/index.html

Anonymous said...

Very valuable information. Thank you for your conciseness.

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