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US Coins373 of 6001854 Twenty Dollar Gold San Francisco Mint CoinHidden Mercury Head Dime
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Posted 2 years ago

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tmadd
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This is a dime i found the other day... it's a 1967. I remembered something about rolled edges with dimes.. well, here is the first one i ever found.I also have dollar bill with a split right towards the center......
but it's not split on the back.

Tom

Mystery Solved

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I think you need to do more research. This is not a rolled edge, it was set in the surround from what I see.
  2. tmadd, 2 years ago
    i don't know what "set in the surround" means...don't forget i am a civilian..don't know all the terms. also, i know it's a lousy picture... that's my other project today i getting this stupid camera to take pictures of small objects.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    While you are at it post pictures of the back side of this coin.
  4. tmadd, 2 years ago
    here's the back
  5. stefdesign stefdesign, 2 years ago
    I don't know if this is it, but I remember when the new silver alloy mix (whatever that was that replaced silver coins) was introduced in 1964, we used to take our quarters & dimes, and tap all around the edge. The new alloy was soft, and would create a raised edge like this.
  6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    Stefdesign, you are right. It is commonly called "spooning". If you tap around the outer edge long enough you form a wide rim and the center will actually drop out. You can use the rim for a little ring or reseat the dime with heat and then solder them to a chain, bracelet etc. It was a fad during the 1960's. Larger coins like quarters and silver dollars rim up if they are used constantly in slot machines.
  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    PS: It was called spooning because we used the bottom of a spoon to tap the outer edge.
  8. tmadd, 2 years ago
    kind of funny though... there are no marks inside of the front or back to indicate that the coin was spun around to hold it in place..
  9. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    check this out.
    http://www.cointalk.com/t122825/
  10. tmadd, 2 years ago
    i'll be damned... this one just isn't done then..
  11. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I must be getting old.
  12. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    tmadd, you held the coin with your fingers that is why you don't see any marks. There wasn't any spinning, just rotating it a little at a time as you tapped it.
  13. tmadd, 2 years ago
    thanks fhrj2..and everybody else who edumacated me! the good thing is that this got me reading about error coins.

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