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Stumped 2011 copper looking dime

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edited December 12, 2022 9:17AM in U.S. Coin Forum
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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,876 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Toned, probably. Could also be gold plated. I've dumped dozens of gold plated coins in the coinstar.

    If it weighs the same as the regular dime it is NOT a missing clad layer nor a wrong planchet.

    You could spend it. It has no numismatic premium.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 12, 2022 5:46AM

    Welcome, trust his advice.
    Preserve the coins that you like until you know more.
    Read these forums for a month, look up the terminology in glossaries.
    Practice the photography.
    Most coins have damage, weaknesses. The pretty coins are the hard ones to find.
    Good luck.
    I like the toned dime.

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good first question and pretty dang good pictures, that’s half the battle 😁
    @ Fraz is making a good point and it’s amazing how much free knowledge is contained on the forum.
    For now I would suggest that you get a Redbook $15-20. Best money you’ll spend for a great resource and I really hope you look over eBay and learn to operate the search button and look up sold prices. Buying takes awhile but eBay can be a good source of coins. It’s definitely “caveat Emptor “ territory so use caution. Again welcome 😀

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lcourtney123... Welcome aboard. Your dime has acquired tarnish, likely due to an unfriendly environment (storage, lost on the ground etc.). No numismatic premium. I support the recommendation to get the Redbook... best investment a new coin collector - or anyone interested in coins - can make. Cheers, RickO

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Remember the first rule in coin collecting: Never clean, polish or mess with a coin. Leave as is.
    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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