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1999 Roosevelt Dime struck on aluminum scrap

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http://www.stujoe.com/images/dimes/roosonscrap.jpg" width="600" height="300"><B><BR>Photo courtesy of <A HREF="http://www.byersnc.com" TARGET="_blank">www.byersnc.com</A>. <BR>Check out the website of <A HREF="http://www.byersnc.com" TARGET="_blank">Byers Numismatic Corp</A>.</B><br><br>

<IMG HEIGHT="1" SRC="http://www.stujoe.com/images/invdot.gif" WIDTH="25" BORDER="0">Occasionally, things other than planchets end up between the dies during the striking process. Various bits and pieces of 'stuff' can end up in the bins used to transport planchets around the minting facility.& If these scraps end up finding their way into the minting press, they will be struck by the dies just as if they were a regular, blank planchet.<br><br><IMG HEIGHT="1" SRC="http://www.stujoe.com/images/invdot.gif" WIDTH="25" BORDER="0">Pictured above is a 1999 Roosevelt dime struck on a piece of aluminum scrap that entered the minting press in just this way. Errors like this are very scarce because it is difficult for them to pass all of the quality controls (both automatic and human) that are in place during the minting process. Errors of this type are almost always very unusual looking.

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