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Ever See a Copper Dime?

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My eight year old daughter Rosie was sorting through her change and said to me, “Have you ever seen a copper dime?” I nearly shit when I saw it. It’s a 2005D Roosevelt dime WITHOUT IT’S ZINC COATING! Wow. I would appreciate professional numismatic opinions on this mistake.
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  • Raymond January 4, 2009, 04:39

    That is pretty cool looking, but how did it loose it coating? My guess is that it never got one to begin with.

    One of a kind find by your daughter for sure.

  • Anonymous January 14, 2009, 15:04

    Soak a dime in vinegar for a week. No big thing.

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