1996 copper dime... is it worth anything

Purplesky

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I found a 1996 dime that appears to be copper. Is this worth saving? 15762080606081381597138178596006.jpg 15762081280407037482861757048917.jpg 15762080606081381597138178596006.jpg 15762081280407037482861757048917.jpg
 
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Bquamb

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What does the edge look like?

If copper, thats cool, but doesnt look like the size of a penny, usually they are punched and are either missing or have extra material because of the blank.
 

galenrog

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Environmental exposure can cause discoloration of the cupronickel alloy. Unless you have additional evidence, it is just a dime.

Time for more coffee.
 

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1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard Purplesky! You didn't list your state (or country) in your profile. So, you might consider jumping over to Sub-Forum: Select Your Area.... for information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to your state (or country).



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2nd - While you are waiting - I searched
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PetesPockets55

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I'm with Galenrog.
To paraphrase Yoda, "A Copper colored dime does not an error make!"

Upon proofreading my reply, let me be perfectly clear, I don't think Galenrog looks anything like Yoda! :laughing7:
 

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I agree with the others. The dime is toned dark, stained or discolored by exposure to the environment. Clad dimes can turn dark quickly on saltwater beaches before they corrode. I fed five of these dark dimes dug on a beach into a coin machine yesterday, so they can be found discolored in circulation, returned to circulation after having been dug.
 
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Yes!!...Its worth 10 cents or 1/10th of a dollar...
 

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If your dime were missing clad layer, both sides, it should weigh-out lighter than a conforming dime.
As others suggest, this is incredibly unlikely but the test is super simple. Weigh it, weigh a normal dime, and compare.
 

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