Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Mis-Struck Dime

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QUESTION: I have come across a US Dime which shows no fourth digit, but must be in the range of 2000-2009.  The coin looks completely normal except the stamped date and mint shows:  200 D.  I have used a Precious Stone Magnifier 30 x 36 and can not see any indication that the year was completed.   Is there any value in this coin.

ANSWER: Wes:

With no photo, hard to say, but it could be struck on a damaged planchet or struck through a greased die. A greased die is the result of dirt, grim, and machine oil getting on the surface of the die as the coins are struck. This type of error would be repetitive, and hundreds to thousands could be struck until the operator catches the error and/or the die surface is wiped clean of the "gunk". It also could be an altered coin, done after it left the mint.  Altered coins have no added numismatic value. Best guess, likely worth $5 to $10 (if real) to an interested collector.

You may want to check Ebay listings to see if a coin similar to yours is listed and what it brings. You may also want to check out these links on error coin values:
http://www.coinsite.com/html/USErrorPrices.asp
http://www.minterrornews.com/priceguide.html

Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a real error coin. Here are some examples of coins either being altered or damaged.
See link: http://coinauctionshelp.com/page15.html
See link: http://conecaonline.org/content/OhNo.htm

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Ask a follow-up question, and attach a photo. You should be able to attach a picture or image from a digital camera or a saved picture in your computer. Just click on the link for attaching a photo and it should link your computer or camera if attached to your camera. go to your picture file and select the photo you would like to send (open it) and it should go through.

If that doesn't work, send it to my email address of: coingye@yahoo.com

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I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.

Experience

Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.

Organizations
ANA, CONECA, CWTS, NLG

Publications
Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

Education/Credentials
AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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