Friday, June 15, 2012

Clad Planchet Dime

Have a blank coin and want to know how much it's worth? Leave a comment

First blank coin I got in my change ever. Just a few days ago I was at the store and decided to use cash, which I have not been doing lately, when I instantly saw this kind of yucky dime. At first I thought it was weakly struck or damaged. Still hopeful I brought it home, shook off all the loose dirt, and weighed it. Turns out it was real.


One side is a bit "rusty" with what appears to be water spots. Both sides are very scracthed and there are some rim dents. The edge is not reeded but you can clearly see the clad layers.

It weighs between 2.26-2.27 grams because my scale kept going up and down by 0.01 gram. That said a normal dime weighs 2.27 grams so it could not be shaved. The size is slightly smaller but within normal limits.

Never seeing a blank in hand but having a few other planchets I am fairly sure this is a Type 2 blank planchet. Type 2 means the rim was upset or formed enough to be a bit concave. The Type 1 Blank was just punched out and would be completely flat. So a coin goes from flat sheets to punched out blanks to planchets with slight rims and then they get stamped into coins.

Here's the stats...
Error: Blank Planchet Type II
Type/Country: 10 Cents / United States
Year: Unknown (1965-2012)
Mintage: N/A
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $1.75 in VF-20

Do you have an error coin and want to know how much it's worth? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

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

Anonymous said...

That's really cool that you got that in your change. I found a 1984 P Dime in AU the other day with die cracks and cuds on the reverse near the torch.

Man said...

1984 P Dime in AU the other day with die cracks and cuds on the reverse near the torch.


Nice, dimes often have die cracks on the reverse. I think it has to do with the size and design.

Tyler Lawrence said...

This is a pretty cool find!

Man said...

This is a pretty cool find!

Thanks, it has been a while.

snapler said...

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/img0476cs.jpg/

are these worth anything? thanks.

Man said...

are these worth anything? thanks.

Gold plated quarter just $0.25 the gold is too little to add value.

Counter-marked Lincoln cent, has no extra value. I do not recognize the counter mark but this is considered damage.

The dark cent looks to be a Die Adjustment strike but the lack of a rim suggest wear and damaged.
This one is most interesting and should be viewed in hand by someone but am leaning towards damage.

Lois Maughan said...

Hello I have a 1940 nickel that has completely rusted out, why would this happen and is it worth more than five cents because of it? I also have a 2005 D penny that has discolored as well as has severe craters or pot marks in it, what's the deal with this penny? Can u help me to understand? Please and thank u in advance.

Man said...

Hello I have a 1940 nickel that has completely rusted out, why would this happen and is it worth more than five cents because of it?
Acid can come from anywhere like soap or rainwater and will eat through most metals. No extra value.

I also have a 2005 D penny that has discolored as well as has severe craters or pot marks in it, what's the deal with this penny?
Again some kind of environmental damage, no extra value.

Jes Pero said...

I have a nickel blank on the head side what is its value?

Jes Pero said...

How can I find out what year it is?

Man said...

nickel blank on the head side what is its value?

Damaged, no extra value.

The way coins are minted it is impossible for one side to be left blank.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1965 dime with no reverse. I know impossible right. The adverse and coined edge are correct, however the reverse is copper with a 2mm mound of nickel in the center.

Man said...

1965 dime with no reverse. I know impossible right. The adverse and coined edge are correct, however the reverse is copper with a 2mm mound of nickel in the center.

If everything is smooth and symmetrical then it was tooled. a jewelers tool can take out 0.5mm at a turn so coins are often turned into pendants by removing one side.

Ed McKnight said...

I think I have a Type 2 Blank note that I found metal detecting . It's bigger then a Toonie.what do you think it could be ? I can photos to help better verify it

Man said...

I think I have a Type 2 Blank note that I found metal detecting . It's bigger then a Toonie.what do you think it could be ? I can photos to help better verify it

Weighing it would help, also do you suspect Canadian, American, or other?