Loc: Saint Cloud, Florida
Good afternoon all. This is my first time joining and posting, so I hope to have place this question in the right place.
I recently found a circulated Roosevelt dime with what appears to have the letters "ST" printed in front of the forehead, and die crack on the reverse. So I am wondering if anyone has seen this before, and if it is something I should have slabbed? All advise will be welcomed. Thank you.
I am hoping the attached pictures will help.
Edited by JoeVeteran (02/05/1703:03 PM) Edit Reason: Missing photo
What you have there is known as a "clash." This is incredibly common on dimes, and not worth slabbing.
It happens when the hammer and anvil dies come together without a planchet (coin) in between. Some of the reverse design is transferred to the obverse, and vice versa. The "die crack" you see on the reverse is not actually a die crack, but is actually the outline of FDR's bust. If you line up the outline of the bust and the lettering, you'll see that the lettering in front of his face is probably some part of PLURIBUS UNUM.
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