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    1968 canadian dime

    Hello all. Its been awhile since i posted to much stuff going on. Its been a great year for me crhing though. just got a 68 can dime today is there anyway to tell if it is silver? is the weight different? Does a magnet work?

    Hope everyone has had a great first quarter!

    -K

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    Dec 2006
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    Re: 1968 canadian dime

    Use a magnet. If it sticks, it isn't silver.

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    Re: 1968 canadian dime

    K,

    Gman is correct. For the '68 Canadian dimes (and '68 Canadian quarters) it is that simple. It's either a 50%er or it is 99% nickel; and will stick to a magnet.

    Where it gets difficult, OK impossible, is the '67 Canadian dime (and '67 Canadian quarter). Even our Canadian CRHers on here had said there's no way to tell an 80%er from a 50%er; which they switched to during the year. The weight and dimensions are the same; regardless of which one it might be.

    When it comes time to selling any, since no one can tell the difference, I believe they said the take the difference between what an 80%er and a 50%er would be worth.

    Strange, but true.

    Here's a link you may find interesting:

    http://www.coinscan.com/technical/canasp.html

    Nice find on the '68 dime; eh ?
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    Re: 1968 canadian dime

    That chart shows the 68 silver being a different weight then the 68 regular

  5. #5

    Dec 2006
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    Re: 1968 canadian dime

    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilver
    That chart shows the 68 silver being a different weight then the 68 regular
    That's correct Q. But the magnet is often an easier way to tell the '68 dime & quarter apart. (more folks tend to have magnets than scales)

    It's the '67 dimes and quarters where it can't be differentiated (.800 vs .500).
    "You can't win if you don't play"

    "Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining"

    "If you're prone to motion sickness, this "roller coaster" hobby may not be for you "

 

 

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