Extra metal on top of dime.

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Extra metal on top of dime.

#1 Unread post by Jeffsnyder1356 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:11 am

Hi this dime was giving to me givin to me at a fast food joint .. It has extra metal on the top that doesn't look at all to be added. What is it????
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Re: Extra metal on top of dime.

#2 Unread post by pahwa » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:20 pm

On the reverse it looks like a "cud" to me. It is like the edge of the die breaks off and when the coin is struck there is nothing there and will leave a raised area like you see on your coin. Nice find, not worth much I don't think, but still a keeper at least to me.
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Re: Extra metal on top of dime.

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:18 pm

It's a rim die break commonly called a cud because it's shaped like a wad of cud. No extra metal just this part of the die broke off and the planchet metal filled in the void. It's a nice find worth a few bucks and not bad for a change find.

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