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03 Oct 2016

1940-d Dime

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Hi
   I have a problem with a coin that I have, I will try to make this short. I've had this 1940-d dime for several years but it bothered me
because it wasn't a Mercury dime, it's a Roosevelt dime. I finally talked myself into sending it in for grading ( I am a member of PCGS )
I got my coin back as an f-12. 
  I send them an e-mail telling them about it and they returned an e-mail telling me that all three experts who looked at it found nothing
wrong with it.
  Again I e-mailed them telling them that it wasn't a Mercury dime but a Roosevelt dime. They told me that wasn't possible because
Roosevelt dimes didn't start until 1946. They then asked me to send it back to them so that they could verify the date, against came back as
a 1940-d dime. 
  Now if four experts says it's a 1940-d dime would you assume that it's an error coin?
Any help would be nice
Bob D. Allen

Comments

user_7180

Level 5

Still need a photo. It must be a after-market change that someone made to the coin.

Kepi

Level 6

We need a closer photo of the date.

Mike

Level 7

If you can't supply a photo and want an instant answer take it to a dealer. Someone has to know the difference of the two dime's. I doubt they made the die six years before of Roosevelt. That just doesn't make sense. If it's a 1940 then it can't be a Roosevelt.

Wow, that's strange! If it's really a 1940-D Roosevelt Dime it could be worth a lot of money!

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

If you are totally unable to grab an image using a scanner or a telephone camera, maybe take the coin to a Mail Boxes ETC (or some such place) and ask them to do it with a copy machine and put it onto a disc. Without an image it is difficult to properly comment.

Mike

Level 7

I have a theory. I own a 1943 steel penny with no 4. You can lightly see the 4. Maybe the top of the 6 did not stay on the dime making it look like a 1940. I seen strange things on coins. Alot with dates. Mike

Longstrider

Level 6

I meant to say Winged Liberty head. Sorry!

Longstrider

Level 6

How do they explain the lack of the winged Mercury head on a 1940-D dime???? Kind of glaring. Must be me.

Mike

Level 7

Can't help without a photo. A photo would help solve you problem!

user_7559

Level 2

I hate to admit this but I do not know how to get a photo attached. I have two pictures but they aren't very good. I do however have a high powered scope but again I don't know how to attach it. Maybe you could talk me through it. Thanks

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Yes, a photo would be helpful.

user_94464

Level 4

I am interested by this, can I see a photo

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