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1965 sms dime lamination?

privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

An interesting dime in sms set. Would this be considered a lamination? Definitely missing part of the clad on the reverse.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It appears to be a small part of the clad layer may have come off

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Closely related to a lamination.

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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a 1965 SMS Cameo nickel that has multiple flecks of copper present at various locations on the obverse of the coin. The flecks are varied in size and in appearance. They are not as large as the copper colored area on the OP's dime. However they have have a similar appearance.

    For my nickel I do not think the copper flecks are the result of flecks of the clad outer layer flaking off the coin. Instead I think that the copper flecks are separate small flecks of copper that somehow ended up on the surface of the planchet. Once the planchet went into the striking chamber the stamping of the coin with the hammer die resulted in the small flecks of copper being embedded into the surface of the outer clad layer.

    I also have two 1965 SMS sets containing two dimes with very noticeable die clashing. The outline of the reverse is clearly present on the obverse of the coin.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:

    For my nickel I do not think the copper flecks are the result of flecks of the clad outer layer flaking off the coin.

    Nickels don't have a clad layer so your presumption is correct. ;)

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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2023 3:20PM

    JBK.

    You are correct. So apparently was I........................................., but not for any reason that makes logical sense (what a dufus I was when I wrote my reply): :/:)

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great find, dude!
    Esp still in its original cellophane
    B)

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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've got 11 - 1965 SMS sets. I guess I need to look at them.

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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @privatecoin Oh well, i just checked all 11 and did not see any issues. Thanks for the heads -up. :)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does appear that a small piece of the clad layer is missing. May command a small premium from those that collect such issues. Cheers, RickO

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