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Question anbout some coins.

Hello to you all.
My name is EYAL and i am new here and in coin collection.
I am collecting coins only 4 weeks, and i have some questions for you.
I hope you can see the coins, is the 2000 on cent coin usally have this color?
There are no letters on the dime, time or man?
And the last one for today)).
Is this dime really of center or thay all like that?

Thank you for your help.


  • EbeneezerEbeneezer Posts: 248 ✭✭✭

    The cent looks that way in what's called "full red" (RD), which is quite common for modern dates. As for the dime, the letters between the torch and oak leaf on the reverse appear weak but there. Nothing out of the ordinary here either. Hope that helps.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    US cents of the past 40 years do not really circulate for very long. They tend to end up in hoards of small change. As a result many cents of this era retain their original "red" appearance for many years. The coin you show is probably one of these hoarded cents. It is worth only one cent.

    The dime may not have been fully struck due to some grease being on a part of the die. Some collectors are interested in coins that exhibit this problem but most are not. It is not likely that the dime you show would have any value beyond its face value of ten cents.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • Thank you all for this.
    It was very nice of you.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eyal.... Welcome aboard... You have the valid answers above.... Very good pictures, they allow us to give you fast and accurate feedback. Cheers, RickO

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You might be looking at the plating bubbles on the 2000 cent. Common with the copper-plated zinc cents.

    I agree with @291fifth that the 1st dime is likely a grease-filled die. It is pretty common to lose a letter or number here or there.

    The dime is either a misaligned die or slightly off-center strike. It is pretty common with dime, in my experience. Collectors will not tend to care unless it is much farther off center.

    Welcome to the forum.

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