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1981 s dime oddity

I have this dime and was looking for input on why it looks this way and if it's a good find.















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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,513 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a proof with the s mint mark. Nice catch

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    ToreyTorey Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finally found the dime.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Impaired proof

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,166 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do you THINK you see? Don't make us guess. You will rarely like the results.

    I see an impaired proof in two blurry photos and fifteen wastes of bandwidth.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    common, mechanical Doubling,, even on a Proof coin

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My finger is sore from scrolling.

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.

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    Thanks everyone for reminding that when one is unsure of a coin the correct response is to be condescending and unhelpful. I had forgotten the forums are mainly patrolled by arrogent elderly infants. For those that have nothing polite to say I hope you all get robbed by tweakers and your coins cracked out and traded for face value or less. Thanks for nothing but making sure people don't want to be part of the coin community

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowwoman23 said:
    Thanks everyone for reminding that when one is unsure of a coin the correct response is to be condescending and unhelpful. I had forgotten the forums are mainly patrolled by arrogent elderly infants. For those that have nothing polite to say I hope you all get robbed by tweakers and your coins cracked out and traded for face value or less. Thanks for nothing but making sure people don't want to be part of the coin community

    That's extremely rude. What's more, you received the correct answer to your question - you can't get more helpful than that! If I were you, I'd stop complaining and apologize.

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    lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowwoman23 said:
    Thanks everyone for reminding that when one is unsure of a coin the correct response is to be condescending and unhelpful. I had forgotten the forums are mainly patrolled by arrogent elderly infants. For those that have nothing polite to say I hope you all get robbed by tweakers and your coins cracked out and traded for face value or less. Thanks for nothing but making sure people don't want to be part of the coin community

    Bye

    LCoopie = Les
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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like MD

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,775 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowwoman23 said:
    Thanks everyone for reminding that when one is unsure of a coin the correct response is to be condescending and unhelpful. I had forgotten the forums are mainly patrolled by arrogent elderly infants. For those that have nothing polite to say I hope you all get robbed by tweakers and your coins cracked out and traded for face value or less. Thanks for nothing but making sure people don't want to be part of the coin community

    I re-read the responses prior to your offensive rant, and none of them were overly offensive or warranted your response.

    And your bigoted attack on "elderly" members is very shortsighted. With those years come the experience and perspective of which you are very much in need.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowwoman23 said:
    Thanks everyone for reminding that when one is unsure of a coin the correct response is to be condescending and unhelpful. I had forgotten the forums are mainly patrolled by arrogent elderly infants. For those that have nothing polite to say I hope you all get robbed by tweakers and your coins cracked out and traded for face value or less. Thanks for nothing but making sure people don't want to be part of the coin community

    I'm not sure who this was aimed at, but most of the responses were accurate and polite.

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Snowwoman23 said:
    Thanks everyone for reminding that when one is unsure of a coin the correct response is to be condescending and unhelpful. I had forgotten the forums are mainly patrolled by arrogent elderly infants. For those that have nothing polite to say I hope you all get robbed by tweakers and your coins cracked out and traded for face value or less. Thanks for nothing but making sure people don't want to be part of the coin community

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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2024 7:03PM

    Wow! Thought help was actually given to the post originator. Certainly did not see anything that warranted that biased and insulting response, which was way worse IMO than any of the responses to the question.

    And I am again reminded of why I am less and less trying to help those newbies asking for info. It's sad.... but way too many trolls, refusals to believe advice/opinions, throwing out insults etc. etc. etc..... ..... just not worth it any more.

    Actually was just on the verge of giving a more detailed explanation of what I see on your coin, but since I probably fall into the perceived ' arrogent elderly infants' category..... will just pass and let it go at that. Very sad.

    Ooops.... I'd type more..... but some kids might be on my lawn, and I gotta go chase them off. And it's already past my nap time!!! Aaargh!!!!

    ----- kj
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At least learn some things from your post:
    1) you do not need to magnify every aspect of the coin, just what you consider the post to be about
    2) you do not need so many enlargements
    3) a simple quality photo of the coin without blurs is usually sufficient, see below
    4) in your dialogue, please mention what exactly are your concerns
    You can see from the photo below, it is all that was needed with an explanation as to the doubling effect, which is machine doubling not doubling of the die. Please keep a copy of the photo @Torey posted as it will save you much time as to the differences. You asked for help and you got it, but when so many of the same questions occur over and over again, some get a little disturbed that new collectors do not do their homework, as in did you check with PCGS's Coin Prices to see if a DDO or DDR existed previously, or did you go to Variety VistaJ(see below) to see(if so you would have found their are two different mintmarks for the 1981 S Roosie Proofs). Or simply have stated in a post before this one, "Where can I find info regarding a DDO Roosevelt Dime?" if that is what you were searching for.
    And yes, I am old, sorry I lasted so long. But were I you, I would skip the replies that bother you and pay attention to the ones that would have helped you, for you are lucky enough that this forum(and others) exist at all for you, as they did not for us old geezers.
    Welcome to the forum, now suck it up and enjoy the benefits.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain

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