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Old 09-01-2017, 07:21 PM
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Default What's going on with this penny?

So I brought a jar of change to the coin machine at the bank today and this penny came back in the reject tray. On the obverse I can not make any text. On the reverse you can make out "one cent". It appears to be copper and not zinc. However it only weighs 2.5 grams and has the diameter of a dime. Error or PMD? It's weird, never seen anything like it.


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Old 09-02-2017, 09:09 AM
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Is it thinner than a penny? It should be copper if it was made before 1982, but if it was a defective, thin and defective planchet (blank coin disc) that was struck, it might look like your coin. It did not fill the dies and the detail did not strike. If it is the same diameter as a cent coin, and measures a small amount, a few thousanths of an inch, undersize in thickness, I believe that is what it is.

If it weighs the same as a cent, it could be that the dies were not set correctly to strike the coin and they released the coin before fully striking it, and did not impress the lettering and detail.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:21 PM
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washer cent (was in someones laundry machine for a while)

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Old 09-13-2017, 08:27 PM
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Look here. You may have something neat. https://minterrornews.com/priceguidedieadjstrike.html
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:14 PM
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Could be struck through grease. The coins looks like it still has rims. Based on the amount of wear it has I would expect the rims to be gone.

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Old 09-15-2017, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by local_coins View post
The coins looks like it still has rims. Based on the amount of wear it has I would expect the rims to be gone.
There is not wear on the coin... it is a very "soft strike" the detail never was on the coin. The dies are not adjusted correctly.
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