Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Another Copper Dime

Have an error and want to know its value? Leave a comment

It looks much more copper in hand and weighs 2.27 grams. So is it an error?


I think it may be something else maybe Improperly Annealed or unintentionally chemically altered. Either way I found other copper dimes before and none have been underweight as a true missing clad error would be.

A close inspection of the edge (not pictured) reveals there seems to be a sandwich. Meaning the clad layers are visible but it looks like light copper, dark copper, light copper. It could be a heating error before minting or some attempt at cleaning after leaving the mint.

I will keep it but I do not expect it will every be proven to be anything special.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Cents / United States
Year: 1994 D
Mintage: 1,303,268,110
Metal: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.10  in F-12

Do you have a U.S. dime 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.

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

melc71786 said...

curious if gold plated state quarter collection is worth buying for about 55 bucks? lol i wanna get a collection for my daughter to have... thanks for your time.

Man said...

gold plated state quarter collection is worth buying for about 55 bucks?

Not at all.

The amount of gold is too little and the quarters themselves are considered damaged.

Either get a collection of state quarters that are graded or at least slabbed by PCGS. Even in MS-60 they should be cheap and gain in value.

The closer to Perfect-70 the more expensive but worth it.

JOSEPH BROCK said...

1974s damaged mint mark s weird shavings like rice on backside value please

JOSEPH BROCK said...

1974s damaged s mint mark looks like s and d combined value please

Man said...

1974s damaged mint mark s weird shavings like rice on backside
--Sounds damaged, no extra value.

1974s damaged s mint mark looks like s and d combined
--As far as I know there are no S/D errors. Possible Die Break error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know if you had a coin that was an prototype would the FBI come and take it away?

Man said...

if you had a coin that was an prototype would the FBI come and take it away?

Trial strikes and patterns are coins not meant to circulate or leave the mint.

Legally the Secret Service has the right to seize these coins.

In real life they have not. With the exception of 1933 $20 coins and 1974 experimental cents the government has not intervened in other non-released coins.

Trina Robinson said...

I have a copper dime and it was produced in 2006 I think. Any idea on the value?

Man said...

copper dime and it was produced in 2006

It needs to be weighed to get an accurate estimate.

If underweight (less than 2.27 grams) it may be real and start at $50.00.

Anonymous said...

I have this gold colored Roosevelt dime except the back is upside down from the direction of the head on the front side.
Is this an error coin? Could it be worth anything
1992 I think it I D or F?

Man said...

gold colored Roosevelt dime except the back is upside down from the direction of the head on the front side.
Is this an error coin? Could it be worth anything
1992 I think it I D or F?


Gold plated with a normal back, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1954 s Jefferson Nickel. I Held onto it for almost 10 years. I believe it to be an error, the composition. When I drop it, it doesn't make the ringing noise which a normal nickel usually does. I believe it's missing the copper. It's probably just made of nickel. It weights 4.8 grams not 5.0 as a normal nickel should weight. If you can provide me with some helpful info I would very much appreciate it !

Man said...

1954 s Jefferson Nickel. I Held onto it for almost 10 years. I believe it to be an error, the composition. When I drop it, it doesn't make the ringing noise which a normal nickel usually does. I believe it's missing the copper. It's probably just made of nickel. It weights 4.8 grams not 5.0 as a normal nickel should weight.

It is within normal tolerance, unfortunately it is impossible to say without looking at it in hand. I suspect it was just heated and may have lost some copper over the last 60 years.

Bev said...

This is the coolest website glad I found it on the internet I have a 2002 dime but you can barely see the two at the end of the 200 for the year is it worth anything more because of that. Thank you for your time

Man said...

2002 dime but you can barely see the two at the end of the 200 for the year

Thanks for the kind words, sorry for the late reply.
This is a Struck Through Grease error it is common or even a late stage or over polished die. None of these bring any extra value.

Anonymous said...

I got a 1992 dime that looks copper. I checked pcgs.com but didn't find anything about a copper dime... are some dimes copper or is it just tarnished? I can send a pic of necessary

Man said...

I got a 1992 dime that looks copper. I checked pcgs.com but didn't find anything about a copper dime... are some dimes copper or is it just tarnished?

Many are damaged, by heating up a dime like in a dryer occasionally that is enough to bring the copper to the surface.

If a real error it would weigh less then a normal dime. At this point only an expert can judge in hand.