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1983 No S Dime Submission Question

ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 3,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

Do I need to crack the dimes out of the proof sets and send them in in flips or send the whole proof set in? I am thinking I need to crack them out but am hesitant to do so as I don't want to be looking for one that got away from me and the pliers!

Sorry for the dumb question!




  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 13, 2023 2:51PM

    Yeah they need to be in flips.

    Good luck! Try to practice on other sets if you're really worried. :)

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: Mirabela

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,238 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think that's called a humble brag...

    "Do I need to crack out the TWO 1983 no S proof dimes that I bought at issue price from the mint 40 years ago but only recently discovered?" :*:D:D

    I'd say the answer is yes. Besides, if you sent the whole set in they might lose one of the other coins and you'd be out the value of that one. :p

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why did you start another thread for this coin?

  • ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 3,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Why did you start another thread for this coin?

    Yes I could have posted to the other thread but did not want my question to not get answered as a lot of knowledgeable folks already commented on that one and might not read it again to provide insight into my question.

    Anyway I'll carefully crack them out this weekend and send them in, the advice to practice will be taken on a couple of the other sets.

    Thanks as always!


    ANA LM
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ElKevvo- I would say the vast majority of the folks here that post comment on threads, bookmark those threads for future reference. They would have seen this submission question and commented. I guess it doesn't really matter.

    Good luck with the submission. Post the results in one (or both) of these threads when it comes back.

  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,173 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 13, 2023 6:37PM

    I hold the proof sets standing on edge on a hard surface and tap them all around the edges with a hammer or mallet. It breaks the seal between the two halves of the plastic case and they often come apart very easily after that.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's an examples of how I've popped a few sets apart.

  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use a pocket knife and the process that OAKSTAR uses, works well, doesn't damage the coins if you are careful to make sure the knife blade gets nowhere near the coins.

    An authorized PCGS dealer, and a contributor to the Red Book.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ElKevvo ... I would crack them out and send in individual flips... But first with a call to Customer Service though... To confirm they do not need the set to authenticate the origin of the '83 no S. That could be important. Cheers, RickO

  • steve76020steve76020 Posts: 364 ✭✭✭

    well i had never heard of the proof no s dime in 1983 so i double checked my proofs which are clad btw and yep there is an s dad gummit

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 23, 2023 7:26PM


    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: Mirabela

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