Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1976 one dime


I have a us one dime dated 1976, when the head is up when you turn it over the torch an the trees are upside down!! Is that normal??

Hi Damian,

In a nutshell, it depends on how you flipped it.

If you are looking at it with the head right-side-up, holding it at the left & right sides, and flipping it top-to-bottom, then the torch should remain upright.

However, if you are holding it at the top & bottom, and flip it side to side, then the torch should be up-side-down.

This is how all U.S. coins are supposed to be -- other countries can be the opposite.

I hope this helps,


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