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What's the quick and easy way to tell that a rare 1874-CC dime is actually a Philadelphia coin with added mintmark?

 

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Early Carson City dimes have only 89 reeds on the edge, while their Philadelphia counterparts have 113, making it impossible to manufacture a convincing counterfeit Carson City dime from a Philadelphia coin simply by adding the mintmark.

 

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Carson City dimes have only 89 reeds on the edge, while their Philadelphia counterparts have 113, making it impossible to manufacture a convincing counterfeit Carson City dime from a Philadelphia coin simply by adding the mintmark.

 

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The question: What's the quick and easy way to tell that a rare 1874-CC dime is actually a Philadelphia coin with added mintmark?

 

 

The answer is The 1874-CC dime has noticeably fewer and broader reeds than its Philadelphia cousin or a die crack through the mintmark.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

 

The winner is EVillageProwler!

Your prize is The U.S. Rare Coin Handbook by Les & Sue Fox.

 

 

Runner up winner is Peace_Fan.

Your prize is a NGC mug.

 

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