Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by RabbiSchmooley, Jan 18, 2021.
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Yup i just got to sort through my stash to find another 1950 lol 1 sec
Your not going to find reference for just 1950 Cents..
Underweight because struck on thin planchet could occur on any Copper Cent before 1983. But most are within tolerance. I showed you 2 examples of out of tolerance Cents. Those are rarer to find.
Some information -
It goes for all denominations.
Here ya go
Yes you did show me 2 examples. And I still don't get it. Whatever it is you're trying to impart to me, I'm missing it. According to the mint literature I am reading, tolerance is +/- 0.13 grams. That makes a healthy copper coin between 2.98 and 3.24 grams right? And the planchets appear to be the same thickness (see pictures above). So where am I going wrong? Or at what point do I just assume it's nothing like you keep telling me?
Also, I feel I should clarify: I am trying to figure out exactly what I'm looking at, whether it is just a thin planchet or something else, so that I have a physical example to study and learn from so I can identify them in the future. I have a learning disability, so I apologize that it takes me a while, probably longer than others, to understand. I promise I am trying my best.
Is the bottom one the 1950? It seems a bit thinner.
notch that's deeper than the rim, and goes all the way through the coin, but there's no sign of it in the first (obverse) shot?
...oh, never mind, I see that there's a little loop of fabric overlapping the coin there. That was confusing!
0.2 grams isn't much underweight. I agree that the cent doesn't look eroded. Maybe a slightly thin planchet?
You aren't helpful thanks though
I appreciate the input. I just want to be able to identify these in the wild. Either a) so i dont waste my time on them or b) so I can keep accurate record in my training album.
@RabbiSchmooley. I realize you're new to the hobby and want to learn (as we all do) so I'm just pointing out that this issue has been discussed more than once on Coin Talk. Here's an old thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/1958-wheat-cent-underweight.273159/
It may be helpful if you read the thread. The OP posted this coin:
Yes that would be an answer.. But that could include circulation wear that affects the weight.
Your questions are excellent but the answers are so simple. I really don't know what else to share with you.
Not the best thread to share with all the back and forth bickering but it was a good laugh!
That was a very... enlightening thread. Lots of newbie bullying. There was a little bit of helpful information but it was mostly just watching what I can only assume is grown adults acting like school children. It did answer some of the questions I had though so it was worth the read.
Grown adults acting like children--hmm you do get that around here but ignore them and concentrate on the ones that wanna share their knowledge cause they are passionate about their hobby--if you look online the biggest complaint is that a few people here think that they are comedians and that's sad
Agreed. That is the recurring theme I see about these forums. It is difficult to ignore it though, especially when you came to learn and it seems based on the comments that everyone just wants you to crawl back in your cave and go away. I mean I have a learning disability from some botched brain surgeries that makes it incredibly difficult to learn anything new, but I came here to learn anyway hoping that people would be pleasant enough to not make me feel like an idiot all the time. About 50% have been very helpful and understanding and helped me learn what I have, and I'm honored that Fred Weinburg has taken the time to respond to some of my posts, but the other 50% have just been jerks that act like I'm some punk who doesn't do any research and I'm wasting their time. And they do so love to be offended.
I have been exploring some of the other forums and this one is the most user friendly as far as the layout goes but definitely the least person friendly.
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