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Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tall Paul, Feb 12, 2024.

  1. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul Supporter! Supporter

    I have a small collection of error coins and I just picked up these two.

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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Now, that's a broadstrike! Through a capped obverse die, no less -- heck, is that even a nickel planchet? Or more than one? Weight/diameter?
     
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    What an Awesome looking error coin that Nickel is..!!
    Have you got a diameter and weight for it ?
     
  5. Tall Paul

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    All very good questions. The coin is slabbed by PCGS and unless the diameter and weight are on the slab label the answers will remain unknown. Although an approximate diameter could be determined the weight would still be a mystery.
     
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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Just from inspection, does it look like a single planchet squished thin?

    I'd sort of assume that if it were anything other than standard nickel-planchet weight, they'd note that on the slab. So given your phrasing, I guess you don't have the slab in hand yet? Not even a photo of it?
     
  7. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Wow, those 2 are very excellent!!! :singing:;) (May we see the reverse of the dime?)

    Call PCGS & ask them the weight of an empty nickel holder (someone should be able to do that for you), then subtract that weight from the total weight of your slab & that should get you a good approximation. (Alternately, you could free a 5 cent specimen you already have & weigh the remnants of that tomb; then do the subtraction)...if you really wish to know...:D:p
     
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    It should weigh the same as a normal struck Nickel.

    The 1919 was a Clamshell Lamination with the piece that was laminated detached.
     
  9. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul Supporter! Supporter

    Correct.
     
  10. Tall Paul

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    Here you go.
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  11. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Well-Known Member

    Aren't all capped dies getting struck outside the collar? I mean, is there a need to give it a brodstrike designation since they will always be "broadstruck". Just asking...
     
  12. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    I love silver dimes with that amount of wear! ;)
     
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