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    one thin thin thin dime... help identify it... Seated? Barber? Mercury?

    I have found this well worn silver dime in my years of hunting but this takes the cake! there are a few identifying marks but nothing I can for sure identify... I was hoping to see if any of you might have some tricks to help me identify what it is!


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    Front? Back?
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    DOME? LOL
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ID:	758918 on your coin look at the left one. iI can make out a left facing head, my guess is its a mercury dime

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    i agree. you can see the bottom left of neck collar and the wings. Im going with Merc

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    I don't think its a U.S. coin. There is clearly an "E-I" at the top left . not on any U.S. dime.I would lean more to 1/4 reale...but there's not enough markings visible to I.D.
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    Bryan

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    reale might be on to something!! gotta better eye than me!
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    What is the diameter (in mm) and weight (in grams)?
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    It is definitely looks like a pistereen, 100+ yrs circulation. But diameter would tell the tale.

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    It is a Spanish/American Half Real, most likely Mexico City mint since by far the vast majority found are from there, not a Pistareen, which would be Spanish made. they can be exactly same as a dime or smaller or even a tad bigger, but very thin, it is the EI being visible that clinches it for me, that would be the Bust side of the coin. Since you thought it was a thin dime, that tells me it is dime size, thus Half Real....
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    Quote Originally Posted by reale bill View Post
    I don't think its a U.S. coin. There is clearly an "E-I" at the top left . not on any U.S. dime.I would lean more to 1/4 reale...but there's not enough markings visible to I.D.
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    yes I see that too... I was thinking it was a B but it looks more like an E and there are letters to the left and right of the E also just to the right of the letter looks like the head of something but a mercury doesn't match it all that well... its close...

    I was think it wasn't a US coin either... I don't know what a reale looks like... at least not one that is close to a US dime...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    What is the diameter (in mm) and weight (in grams)?
    Don..

    2.5 grams for a normal dime and this one is 2.0 grams... as you can see the diameter is the same as a dime.

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    OK, with that new data, (2.0 grams) it cannot be a Spanish Half Real, I have quite a few in all stages of wear and even my heaviest one only weighs 1.54 grams. So, I have Capped Bust Dimes and eliminated them, way too heavy, even worn they are still around 2.5 -2.6 grams, but I do have a very worn, thin Seated Liberty dime that is 1.9 grams, so perhaps that is a ED and not EI, and it is possible it is a Seated Dime or another type. Not sure a Mercury dime could get so worn, Barber dimes do and I have a Seated that I know does get worn that thin and to that weight you have given. Just a shame on condition of the coin. The edge shot btw does compare to what my worn Seated Dime looks like.
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    I'll suggest it's a beat up dime; the "EI" actually being "ER" as in Liberty.
    Don.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ View Post
    OK, with that new data, (2.0 grams) it cannot be a Spanish Half Real, I have quite a few in all stages of wear and even my heaviest one only weighs 1.54 grams. So, I have Capped Bust Dimes and eliminated them, way too heavy, even worn they are still around 2.5 -2.6 grams, but I do have a very worn, thin Seated Liberty dime that is 1.9 grams, so perhaps that is a ED and not EI, and it is possible it is a Seated Dime or another type. Not sure a Mercury dime could get so worn, Barber dimes do and I have a Seated that I know does get worn that thin and to that weight you have given. Just a shame on condition of the coin. The edge shot btw does compare to what my worn Seated Dime looks like.


    ok here is some more data for you....

    I am an an area that was settled in the 1870's so that leave bust dimes out...
    I agree that it can't be a mercury they didn't have enough circulation time to get that worn.
    and I don't find many seated and so far the ones I have found don't show signs of this much wear... but they could, they are old enough
    Barbers that I have found DO show this kind of wear.... so I am guessing that it just might be a barber... I am doing some up close comparisons at the moment (with all your guys' help) I'll post my findings soon.


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