Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1976 one dime

Advertisement


Question
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??

Answer
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,

Dan

Coin and Paper Money Collecting

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Dan Moore

Expertise

My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

Experience

I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

Frequently Asked Questions :
I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :
http://www.workingmancoins.com/FAQ/index.htm



Education/Credentials
BBA from Adrian College

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.