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Title: 1939-40 dime re-engraved dates
Post by: b1gb0b57 on May 20, 2020, 11:58:06 PM
Hi Guys!

Anybody got any clear jpegs of what to look for on the Canada dimes 1939 and 1940 re-engraved dates ? Both my Charlton and Haxby (admittedly a bit outdated) have no pics. What do I look for?

Thanks!

Bob
Title: Re: 1939-40 dime re-engraved dates
Post by: Figleaf on May 23, 2020, 09:26:51 AM
My 1977 Charlton doesn't even mention the variety.

I hope you have a USB microscope. :-\ On the re-engraved date variety, the 1 and the 9 of the date are doubled at the bottom, i.e. below the bottom of the 1, you can see the remnants of the old 1 sticking out. The same thing has been observed on 1941 and 1942 10 cent coins.

Peter
Title: Re: 1939-40 dime re-engraved dates
Post by: brandm24 on May 23, 2020, 12:36:18 PM
I found this picture which looks like what Peter is saying. Nothing on the 1939 though.

Bruce
Title: Re: 1939-40 dime re-engraved dates
Post by: b1gb0b57 on May 25, 2020, 03:25:49 PM
Great pic, Thanks !!  Bonus !! I looked thru my junk Canadian silver, and WaLaa!! Found one!

Here in SE Michigan (Detroit area) Canadian money was often found in change. I've got about 2 rolls of .800 dimes, and almost a roll of .500 dimes culled from circulation.
Title: Re: 1939-40 dime re-engraved dates
Post by: brandm24 on May 25, 2020, 06:31:00 PM
Quote from: b1gb0b57 on May 25, 2020, 03:25:49 PM
Great pic, Thanks !!  Bonus !! I looked thru my junk Canadian silver, and WaLaa!! Found one!

Here in SE Michigan (Detroit area) Canadian money was often found in change. I've got about 2 rolls of .800 dimes, and almost a roll of .500 dimes culled from circulation.
I'm a lot further south than you (South Jersey) and I often see Canadian coins in change too...not unusual. I imagine you get a lot more than we do.

I looked further for a pic of a 1939 re-punched date but couldn't find any good ones. The two pics I found were so small that it showed no detail at all. I wasn't able to enlarge them either.

Bruce
Title: Re: 1939-40 dime re-engraved dates
Post by: justMe on July 04, 2021, 07:26:47 PM
It just happens I have two 1939 coins and one of them certainly has a distorted 1 in the date.
It may be what you are looking for. I don't have a USB scop so I did my best with a camera.
Cheers
Gidu