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I was interested to know how collectible a dime is that is missing the last digit in the date?
The date reads 200_ .
Thank you for your expertise.


Hi Bill,

This missing digit is usually caused by either overpolishing of the dies or a foreign substance (like machine grease) getting into the die.

Collector interest in this is very low -- value at about a dollar.

I hope this helps,


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