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1896-S Dime: Thoughts?

AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

How do you explain the mottled toning on the obverse? It looks to me that someone may have started cleaning the reverse and then stopped.


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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My guess is an old dip, though it might have occurred naturally. However, it also looks as though the reverse has a partial print on the bottom of the coin on either side of the mintmark, which would make me think an old dip is likely.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably an old dip as @TomB suggests... or an old sneeze that dried on the obverse. :D;) .... Cheers, RickO

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