1946 TINY PENNY

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Pennies_aplenty, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Likely not. Especially if you're putting tape on it. Can you share photos of the coin?
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Or.. Start a new thread with pictures.
     
  4. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Why is the smaller cent so much thinner?
     
  5. Neo0368

    Neo0368 New Member

    990D3FB4-AB07-407C-8E9A-E7C6B21C3BA0.jpeg 33C75CA0-EF66-4A48-B6FF-4B26137468B4.jpeg Very hard to see the difference in a pic but the 46 falls out of any holder space .. if I put the two together I do see a minimal difference
     
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  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    They appear to be the exact same size. Have you considered that there's an issue with the holder?
     
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Put the smaller in between two normal ones and shoot the edge.
     
  8. Neo0368

    Neo0368 New Member

    This is the best way I thought of to get a pic of the difference . It’s slight but definitely noticeable . 1BB8CB56-4C0D-4597-835C-57230E14D380.png 86BE8C5C-942A-4E38-8986-39D23B92E9A0.png
     
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  9. Neo0368

    Neo0368 New Member

    It’s not just one space I tried it in . I have multiple books . Tried it in quite a few & it falls out of all of them
     
  10. montynj3417

    montynj3417 Active Member

    If you observe the spacing between "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the space beneath the bust of Lincoln and
    the rim of both coins, they appear very close, if not the same in spacing.If you examine the edge views that someone thoughtfully included, the thickness of the flat edges differ, from smaller to larger; the edges of the larger coin appear to have a more evident bevel.
    I agree; there's a story here! Congratulations, Pennies_aplenty; you seem to have found an anomaly previously unnoticed, and given the rest of us a new reason to search through our water jugs full of wheats!
     
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  11. Neo0368

    Neo0368 New Member

    Here’s a close up of it next to a 62 .. not to judge size but to make sure it looks real .. I guess my next move would be to weigh it but I don’t have a scale like that . 04766649-A1AC-4366-9065-26F781E1E4D5.png 7CCFDAD5-9B59-42F7-A84F-413FC563FC02.png
     
  12. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I see no difference and think it's just a regular cents. I also ask you to please stop putting tape on coins. Over time, it will destroy them.
     
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  13. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    ...it looks to be about 1 mm smaller, a planchet anomaly perhaps.

    One planchet maybe had a softer alloy mix or the die pressure was different...lots of reasons for it but not earth shattering by any means...imo...Spark
     
  14. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Yeah...sorry...just realized a 3 and a half yo thread...aged, but not a necrothread...yet...Spark
     
  15. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    PCGS is planning to make a movie about this scenario. The tentative working title is:

    " Honey, I Shrunk the Cents ! ".
     
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  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is a previously ecased Cent. Not any of what you stated. I explained it earlier in this thread.
     
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  17. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    ...I bow to your expertise...Spark
     
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  18. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Why is this in two different threads?
     
  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I think the newer question was asked here first then the same person created their own separate thread.
    (When I suggested a new thread)

    I answered the question to why it's smaller but I don't think they want to accept it.

    So I'm done with this Cent.
     
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  20. Neo0368

    Neo0368 New Member

    Rough crowd here .. lol . Thanks for all of the knowledgeable explanations & I accept all the answers . Just going to go about 2 miles to have it looked at just to finalize this subject for those whom aren’t 1000% sure of the other opinions . Your 2 cents is appreciated :) . Hopefully I’ll have a definitive answer today if they are open .
     
  21. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I like your persistence but get ready to be told it's not a Mint Error ;)
     
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