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Hi Dan,
 I have had this mercury head dime for several years and have always wondered whether this is a double die stamp.  Would appreciate any insight you can give me.  Thank you,  Larry

Hi Larry,

Nope, this did not happen at the mint.  Somebody altered it to be used as a pin, cuff link, tie bar, or some other kind of jewelry, and what you're seeing is the remnants of their attempts -- i.e. it broke.

No added value here, sorry ...


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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.


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