How much weight is loss due to the missing reed on the Eagles?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Asher, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Asher

    Asher Member

    US mint states both types weight 31.103g. Is the missing reed under 0.0001g? Is the weight difference within the tolerance? Iw the missing weight added somewhere else?
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2021
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  3. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    Never thought about that, interesting, but I'm sure it's negligible, probably still weighs 31g. Anyone have one to weigh?
     
  4. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king. Supporter

    I would assume that there is no loss of silver. It’s not like someone is manually taking the reed off each coin by hand, lol.

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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thh he e teed might be missing but the metal is not.
     
  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    About as much as is lost if you mash one of the reeds with a dull knife. In other words, none -- it just gets redistributed to the rest of the coin.
     
  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I just weighed a Ty 1 & TY 2 2021 SE. I'm not sure what it proves other than I have an inexpensive scale.o_O 2021 ASE on scale A.jpg
     
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  9. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    A planchet is a planchet...regardless of what shape it's squeezed into. Any difference in weight would be in the planchet itself...before it was struck.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2021
  10. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    0.11 of a gram is nothing and not surprising that a planchet might've been slightly off. That's 1.6 grains.
     
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    A win win, the weight is good.
     
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  12. Asher

    Asher Member

    Yup yup...makes sense so the "missing" silver reed just flowed into the minted coin elsewhere. Small enough to make no visual difference.
     
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  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The weight is set by the weight of the blank. The shape of the collar, which is what creates the "missing reed", doesn't change the weight.
     
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