1981P Roosevelt that weighs 2.435g

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by MommaHenn, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    Anything is possible with a coin, but could this dime be struck on a wrong planchet? Standard weight should be 2.27g and seems too high out of weight tolerance...thoughts? Thank you much!

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It's a higher weight but not a lot. Probably just a Planchet that was rolled thick when the sheet was created. Normal issue. It wouldn't be on a wrong Planchet.
     
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  4. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    And yet again...Thank You Paddy!
     
  5. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    One other question...are dimes notorious for being out of tolerance from true mint weight? Of all denominations, dimes seem to be the most inconsistent :jawdrop:
     
  6. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    Expected weight/tolerance = 2.268 g +/- 0.091 g

    Agree that it may be a Rolled thick planchet, although the definition of such is not precise. In my view, if the thickness exceeds tolerance, then it can be defined as rolled thick. Suggest measuring at 4 places around the circumference with calipers to 2 decimals in mm. Another possibility is a tapered planchet. Expected Thickness = 1.35mm with tolerance: -0.076mm/+0.127mm.
     
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  7. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    Thank you Pete. I will do just that and post as soon as I can
     
  8. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    1.25mm on one end
    1.35mm opposite end
    17.85mm across

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  9. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    In general, does a coin from a planchet that is rolled thick have any kind of additional value? Or is it a spender (if not a key date)? Thanks
     
  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I recently found a zinc cent that was 2.7g. Slightly thicker rolled planchet.

    The thicker the better in terms of value. If it is slightly heavier and thicker than
    the tolerance range, there wouldn't be any or very little value.
    But if it is much heavier and thicker above the top end of the range, then it has value. Paddyman would know.
     
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  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Marginally, slightly over the tolerance weight,
    but so little that it would have no premium as such, imo .
     
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  12. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I don't feel a thick or thin planchet coin really has any premium until it is .3 to .4 grams outside the tolerance range. This dime is only .07 grams out of tolerance.
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The planchet was a little think but not enough for you to get more than a dime for it. :)
     
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  14. MommaHenn

    MommaHenn Active Member

    Thank you all! I’ve been learning quite a bit since joining CT and I just want to thank you again for being patient with all of my newbie questions.
     
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