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Re: strange dime

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  • bdanddc
    ... wrote:Thanks for the info. ill try to get a pic posted....didnt know such thing as a grease strike existed. Ill post picture later thanksfor your help. ...
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 31, 2005
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      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, mdia1@a...
      wrote:Thanks for the info. ill try to get a pic posted....didnt know
      such thing as a grease strike existed. Ill post picture later
      thanksfor your help.
      >
      >
      > Without a picture it's hard to say exactly what you have. There
      are several
      > possibilities:
      >
      > 1. A capped die strike. This is a coin struck through an obverse
      die cap.
      > A die cap forms when a coin sticks to a die and wraps around its
      neck as it
      > pounds a succession of planchets.
      > 2. A heavy "grease strike". Coin is struck through a heavy layer
      of
      > obstructing matter. Often a mixture of grease and metal dust.
      > 3. An altered coin.
      >
      > In a message dated 10/31/05 9:09:43 P.M. Central Standard Time,
      > bdanddc@y... writes:
      >
      > I am very new to collecting. I recently found a dime that the
      face
      > appears to be almost non existent on. It is not worn off it looks
      like
      > the die did not strike hard enough. You can barely make out the
      word
      > liberty and the outline of the head. I was wondering if anyone
      else
      > had seen anything like this or could point me in the right
      direction
      > to find out about it...thanks
      >
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