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    Posted: 14 May 2012 at 7:59pm
I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about a 1991 dime that appears to have been minted without ridges on the edge?  It's a 1991 philadelphia dime, found in circulation.  I've been searching the net, and can't find much info on it.  Thanks for any help!
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It is heavily worn so the reeding was worn off. That is very common.

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Edit to explain:
Some more modern coins have very shallow ridges or "reeding", making them prone to wearing off. This is why that phenomenon occurs.
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If you notice in the picture, there's no wear.  It's in remarkably good shape, and the diameter of the dime is actually slightly larger than a typical dime.  There's a perfect dome shape to the circumference of the dime. 
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Maybe I was wrong......
Does the coin have an unusual rim? It could be a broadstruck.
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not a mint error, someone just flattened the edge

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I dont know much about US coins but is it possible a Collar intended for a different but similar coin was used giving it a smooth rather than reeded edge?
Does the Philadelphia Mint strike coins for other countries?
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