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Black Roosevelt dime

I ran across this 2001D Dime . Can't find a reason it would be black. Look forward to your comments.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree with the environmental damage assessment. It has a look consistent with such coins.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    with @jmlanzaf. It almost looks like a metal detector find.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Junk

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,478 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Metal detecting dig

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Possibly picked off the ground or maybe from a parking lot.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 29, 2022 7:05PM

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    Pat Vetter,Mercury Dime registry set,1938 Proof set registry,Pat & BJ Coins:724-325-7211


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil ... Welcome aboard. As noted above (several times), your dime has environmental damage and warrants no numismatic premium. Spend it. Cheers, RickO

  • BamaphilBamaphil Posts: 113 ✭✭

    @ricko
    I appreciate your comment. Everyone that made a comment pretty much said the same. I know you're not supposed to clean a coin but I just wanted to see if I could get it clean. I tried soap and hot water didn't work. And then I went and tried acetone. The coin stayed the same as it is in the picture. I'm a little curious why nothing's cleaning it. You have any ideas?

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil.... It is just worth ten cents, so use a regular tarnish removal product. Like a jewelry cleaner or Tarn-X.... It should come off. Cheers, RickO

  • Looks like extreme heating to me. This half had been heated to red hot and was black as night when it cooled off. I doubt it could be removed with any chemical.

  • BamaphilBamaphil Posts: 113 ✭✭

    @JohnThePainter
    Thanks for that information.. I didn't even think about the heat but it makes sense. I imagine you're right about the heat.I don't think any chemical can clean that either.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil said:
    @ricko
    I appreciate your comment. Everyone that made a comment pretty much said the same. I know you're not supposed to clean a coin but I just wanted to see if I could get it clean. I tried soap and hot water didn't work. And then I went and tried acetone. The coin stayed the same as it is in the picture. I'm a little curious why nothing's cleaning it. You have any ideas?

    It is chemically oxidized not "dirty". Try soap and water or acetone on a rusty nail and see what happens.

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