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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2007
    Lexington, Kentucky
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    Dime that looks like a penny

    I was brousing through craigslist and found this. Apparently it is a dime that was struck wrong and has a penny stamp. It is the size of a dime and everything. Here is the link and I am going to attach pictures incase the link does not work.
    Below is what was said about this dime along with the listers email address. I am curious to know how much something like this is worth as well. Any ideas?


    THE DIME IS MADE IN THE 80'S NOT 40"S AND IT IS NOT A PENNY SIZE. I HAVE HAD THIS DIME TOOK AND I HAVE A CERTF. STATING ITS A REAL DIME BUT STRUCK WRONG. A DEALER DID THIS PAPER WORK. I DO HAVE A STEEL PENNY MYSLELF AND KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. SORRY FOR ANYONE THAT DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERNECE. SO AGAIN ITS A DIME, SIZE OF A DIME, FULL DIME BUT STRUCK AS A PENNY. DATED 1989 AND IN GREAT SHAPE.AND JUST MAKE OFFER. DO NOT NEED TO SALE BUT WOULD IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT. THANKS AGAIN.

    angelakelly@bbtel.com

    http://louisville.craigslist.org/for/1095491893.html
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    Bernie Clark
    Lexington, Kentucky

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2008
    Virginia
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    Re: Dime that looks like a penny

    I have heard of coins being stamped on the wrong planchet.Most likely that is what you have.
    A penny stamped on a dime planchet.Now for what it is worth depends on the rarity of the strike.
    I am sure someone else will chime in and let you know for sure.Great find


    fortbball9

  3. #3
    us
    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
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    Re: Dime that looks like a penny

    don't know the value, but that is an awesome find

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2008
    Texas
    Bounty Hunter Outback
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    Re: Dime that looks like a penny

    2008 Red Book says it is worth about $300 but if it is struck over a dime it could be worth 3-5X higher.

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2008
    Illinois
    Whites DFX E Series
    141

    Re: Dime that looks like a penny

    This is termed a "double denomination". It occurs when a previously struck clad dime is restruck with lincoln memorial cent dies. If both dates show fully, and it is in uncirculated condition, it could fetch $1000-1300. Here's a link to Fred Weinberg's error coin page with prices.

    http://www.fredweinberg.com/inventor...t.asp?t=c&ID=8

    I wouldn't offer anything for it unless it was either certified or an expert got a first-hand look at it. You wouldn't believe what scammers can do with two coins and a vise.
    Southern Heartland Mountain Man

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2008
    Virginia
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    Re: Dime that looks like a penny

    My sister found a coin one day that was a nickle also with a imprint of a penny.Come to find out somebody
    took a nickle and sandwich it in a vise.The penny imprint was indent instead of raised lettering.Check the lettering and see if it is raised or a indention.But if you do believe that it is real as the coin dealer does,it would be worth sending off to get it slabbed (Certified).Hope it is real cause you would have some big $$$.

    fortbball9

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2008
    Illinois
    Whites DFX E Series
    141

    Re: Dime that looks like a penny

    This one isn't a "vise job" because both Lincoln and Roosevelt profiles are facing correctly. If a cent and dime were sandwiched in a vice, you would get a negative image from one of the coins. Still, this could have issues that would prevent a positive resale. Best to have it certified and graded.
    Southern Heartland Mountain Man

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2007
    Lexington, Kentucky
    AT Pro/Ace 250/Whites Bullseye II
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Dime that looks like a penny

    Thanks for the input all. I emailed the lady with the coin. I do not think that she will part with it but a good find on her part. Thanks again for the help everyone.
    Bernie Clark
    Lexington, Kentucky

  9. #9

    Apr 2013
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    i just came accross one 196? d any comments

  10. #10
    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
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    Quote Originally Posted by remote4us2006 View Post
    i just came accross one 196? d any comments
    Post a picture.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
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  11. #11

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    Nice coin!!
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  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by remote4us2006 View Post
    i just came accross one 196? d any comments
    Also you need to start a new topic, please don't highjack others posts.
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  13. #13
    us
    May 2012
    Texas
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    You would think that she would have an actual penny and dime with it for size comparison. I will give .11 cents

 

 

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