Very nice two-piece 1916-D dime.

Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

Wish I owned one of these alterations. Two genuine coins joined together to make a 1916-D dime. Note the different color of both parts. **it is best seen with the white balance "off." :p

Next time the faker should remove the file marks to make a better alteration. IMO, even with that improvement it would not pass a major TPGS.

PS don't ask for a full images of both sides - it would look like a normal coin. The clue to this alteration is its rim which I show. :)

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  • ShadyDaveShadyDave Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting and thanks for sharing. Can we see a picture directly on the edge? Is there any separation between the two?

  • kazkaz Posts: 6,986 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat! thanks for posting.

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ShadyDave said:
    Interesting and thanks for sharing. Can we see a picture directly on the edge? Is there any separation between the two?

    The edge is normal. The seam on this one is on the rim.

    @PerryHall said:
    I've heard of people putting two worn thin Mercury dimes together in a Capital coin holder---a 1916 dime paired with a common date D mint dime for the reverse. If the buyer doesn't take apart the three panel holder he may be fooled. I once had a deader offer me a nice AU Lewis and Clark Commemorative gold dollar in a Capital holder. When I took apart the holder I discovered a spot of solder on the edge at 12 o'clock indicating that it was an ex-jewelry coin. This solder was hidden by the holder. The dealer pretended to be very surprised. :D

    I've had three of these come into various second tier TPGS's I've worked at over the years. :)

  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 8,591 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MOC bought a sandwiched 32-D Washie a decade ago in a fake PCGS holder. One must remain vigilant.

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 5,553 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So one would have to turn the center out on a lathe and cut down the reverse to glue in?

  • sniocsusniocsu Posts: 1,194 ✭✭✭

    Very cool

  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 7,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very clever but more clever is @Insider2 ;)

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 36,876 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    So one would have to turn the center out on a lathe and cut down the reverse to glue in?

    Yes. This is how those two head and two tailed magician coins are made.

  • topstuftopstuf Posts: 13,100 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I suppose you folks would even question my 1796 quarter.

    Even though the 1, the 7, the 9 and the 6 are very visible.
    :D :p :D

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 4,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the education!

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  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @topstuf said:
    I suppose you folks would even question my 1796 quarter.

    Even though the 1, the 7, the 9 and the 6 are very visible.
    :D :p :D

    This is the kind of stuff that makes me puke! Big deal, a label error. I prefer the folks who come across stuff like this and have it corrected by the TPGS. In my >:) world, a post as this would call for a "vacation" whether the member owned the coin or not!

  • topstuftopstuf Posts: 13,100 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:

    @topstuf said:
    I suppose you folks would even question my 1796 quarter.

    Even though the 1, the 7, the 9 and the 6 are very visible.
    :D :p :D

    This is the kind of stuff that makes me puke! Big deal, a label error. I prefer the folks who come across stuff like this and have it corrected by the TPGS. In my >:) world, a post as this would call for a "vacation" whether the member owned the coin or not!

    I'd send for a reholder but would lose the OGH. :p :p :p :p

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