I Have A 1967 Gold Dime (looks Gold)in Mint Shape,can't Find Info About It ?Can You Help Me?


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Patrick NA Profile
Patrick NA answered
I've been looking into your coin and have found a few things:
1) Background
Information: Across the nation on April 3, 1997, Sprint dropped 1,000 gold-plated dimes where people make phone calls. In order to turn this special dime into dollars, finders called 1-888-GRAB-GOLD to report their gold dime find. The first person who called the toll free number, and completed the dime verification process, won a $25,000 gold dime prize and one year of free long distance. The next 10 who call, and complete the same process, each will win a $1,000 gold dime prize and a year's worth of free long distance. Currently two Kansas City residents have been identified as $1,000 winners.

Apparently sprint was holding a contest. Did you find the dime or get it as change? (The contest has already been won though.)

2) Q: What is the value of a gold colored dime?

A: Ten cents. It's either plated or has been exposed to heat / chemicals that changed its color. As such it's considered to be an altered coin and has no extra numismatic value.

This is something else I found from wiki.com.

I'm going to say it is most likely a real dime worth 10 cents. It might be interesting to keep just because it looks cool.

I did look on eBay and found nothing. If it was silver it might be worth something because silver was used on dimes in that time. If you are still wondering, I would suggest that you look for a coin collector or seller in your area. Try flea markets and malls. They tend to have people like that. Thou a flea market would be more likely.
thanked the writer.
cindy wilburn
cindy wilburn commented
So how long did sprint put out these gold dimes? my father passed away and when going thru his things I found 2 gold dimes one is dated 1976 and the other is in a sealed plastic that has never been opened and it is dated 1985................
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Rodney Starks answered
Quite often with an un-circulated coin from the old days, as it ages it receives a golden tinting.  This is usually more common with the silver coins, but I've seen it with others too. Some un-circulated coins that "rainbow" or golden up can be worth more than ten cents, but basically comes down to what you can get out of it on Ebay usually.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
That dime may be worth 20 .00 to me
Patrick NA Profile
Patrick NA answered
Well I collect coins but I'm still sixteen  but I do have some ideas. 1) You have one of very few of these coins. 2) Its fake which I doubt.    This is all I can really think of but also you might try searching ebay for 1967 dimes or gold dimes. Ill look into it as well.

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