🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Did I just come across a Clad error Dime? Please help!


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Jun 22, 2017
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Good Evening everybody!

I was going through the coins in my wallet when I noticed this 2012 P Dime. At first glance I didn't think much of it, but when I went to grab another Dime out of my wallet I noticed there was something significantly wrong with this Dime. I believe the 2012 P Dime that is shown in the pictures has a clad error-- it almost feels and looks like a copper penny.

Just to test myself, I placed the alleged clad error Dime and a similar regular Dime in my hand. I shut my eyes and shook my fist so I wouldn't know which coin is which. In a matter of 2 seconds I was able to blindly feel which dime was the alleged clad error one and which one was the regular dime.

In the photos posted I put the alleged clad error Dime next to a regular Dime so you could see the difference between the two coins.

Please let me know your thoughts on this coin! I'm genuinely curious to know if this is an error clad Dime or just another regular Dime.

Thank you!


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Richard Guy

Dec 19, 2019
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Bounty Hunter 202
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It appears to be 'off-center-struck' a tad, ... exhibiting a thicker than normal rim due to the centering being skewed.
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Apr 18, 2013
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AT GOLD/Garrett /C.Scope cs4PI/Garrett(carrot) pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger/Lesche "T" handle shovel.
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Your dime is a dug coin either out of the dirt or out of wood chips at a playground that would explain the color if there are mis-alignments on the coin they are very minor in my eyes. So in my opinion it is just a dirty or enviromentally colored coin.
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