Aug 04, 2012, 06:03 PM
Do you have a small digital scale? You could try weighing it to see if the weight corresponds with a silver vs. clad dime. 2.5 grams for silver and 2.268 for clad. Are the obverse and reverse rotated correctly at 180 degrees like they should be?
Aug 05, 2012, 09:18 AM
Tarnished dime........Value......10 cents.
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Aug 05, 2012, 10:43 AM
Dimes just a dime, Sorry to hear 'bout your dog. We just lost a Chauhauha that had been a member of our family for 15 yrs. Broke my wife's and my heart....prayers go to ya.
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Aug 05, 2012, 12:44 PM
could have been in a fire turning it black, more evidence of a fire would be a sort of puffiness of the coin because the fire would have started melting the copper inside the nickel clad, sort of deforming it.
Aug 06, 2012, 07:14 PM
Ok not to sound stupid but I don't know a lot about coins! What exactly is a clad coin?
Kathy (koolaidsmile) :-)
Aug 06, 2012, 07:39 PM
other then it looks like it spent some time under a car seat,
It doesn't look like anything special.
Perhaps someone thought the dirt made it look special.
Aug 06, 2012, 07:41 PM
Originally Posted by koolaidsmile
(clad ) in metals means different metals fused together. In the case of a U. S. dime the two different metals are nickel and copper, the outside of a "clad" dime is 25% nickel and 75% copper, and the inner core in pure copper. hopes this helps you understand "clad coins".
Aug 08, 2012, 04:00 PM
Instead of the coin being made of pure copper, silver, or gold, clad coins are the "newer versions" that have very little of those metals in them. Example: A dime, quarter, etc from the mid-60's and older will be of silver, the newer ones are a mixture of cheaper metals.
Aug 08, 2012, 04:23 PM
Clad coins are just worth face value. They are not silver or special in any way.
Aug 08, 2012, 04:39 PM
> What exactly is a clad coin?
I'll give you a more-detailed explanation. In 1964, the US Mint decided to no longer manufacture 90%-Silver "general issue" dimes, quarters, halves, and dollar-coins, because the rising value of Silver was causing that metal in the coins to be worth more than the face value of the coin. Beginning at the very start of 1965, the US Mint switched from manufacturing "1-piece" Silver coins to manufacturing coins made of a copper disc with a thinner sheet of "Cupro-Nickel" bonded onto both sides of the copper disc. (Similar to a sandwich.) Collectors call them clad coins. Keeping the sandwich analogy in mind... the copper "core" is visible on the coin's multi-grooved edge, in between the coin's Cupro-Nickel front and back. The copper disc's exposed edges turn dark (like a copper penny) fairly quickly. But if you examine a brand-new dime, quarter, or half-dollar coin, you'll see the edge of the copper core quite plainly.
Aug 08, 2012, 07:15 PM
Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy
Your detailed explanation of clad a coin is spot on, as is all your post, In my post i was trying to give koolaidsmile a definition of "clad", and being a metal fabricator for 22 years before my eyes started failing me "from a lot of welding", i think i obtained a goodly amount of metal knowledge, and i guess i was being simplistic with my explanation of clad metals. clad = two metals fused or bonded together or one metal covering another metal with the intent of the outer metal protecting the inner metal, at least that was the way it was explained to me back in the older days, cannonballguy you are a wealth of knowledge and i have the up-most respect for your knowledge.
Aug 08, 2012, 07:46 PM
All I did was add some history and "visual analogies" to help Koolaidsmile understand how your Metalworkers' definintion applies to "clad" coins. Your post, TomPA's, and mine are good teamwork.
Originally Posted by attempted recovery
Aug 09, 2012, 04:35 PM
A good explaination. I would only add that the '64 and earlier general circulation silver coins were an alloy of metals with 90% of it being silver. Begining in '65 the metals were layered (clad) instead of alloyed (for the most part anyway). The half dollars from '65 to 70 were clad also but they still contained 40% silver as were some proof coins.
Aug 09, 2012, 04:39 PM
Oh, and your 88D dime, it's just change......spend it.
Aug 10, 2012, 11:14 AM
I still feel as though there's something different about it! I think I'll hang onto it! Worst case scenario I have ten cents that collects dust and maybe the value of dust will go up! :-)
Kathy (koolaidsmile) :-)
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