Interesting 1943 P Nickel???

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Justin Lee, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    My daughter and I were looking through her coin collection and she has a 1943 P nickel, but it feels light and seems to have a different type of metal underneath an outer layer where it is wearing away. I weighed it on my scale and it is 4.8g, but would that be due to wear? Is there anything special about this 1943 issue like there is with the steel penny?
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    I am not too familiar with modern US coins as I'm an Ancients collector. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    the 1943P is supposed to be 5 g but yours has some wear . It's also 56% copper, 35% Silver and 9% Manganese. Hope that helps.
     
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It looks to have a bit of a lamination issue on the obverse which is incredibly common on war nickels. The rest of the coin I would attribute to wear. Welcome the world of modern coins ;)
     
  5. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Lamination error/flawed planchet. Nice coin!
     
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