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Die Test Run?

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:54 pm
by Terry Mitchner
Found in a roll of 5¢ coins. Tried to take a picture but it didn't turn out. Have a camera coming next month.

Anyway Everything about this coin is a 2008 5¢ coin, except, I think it is brass and is thinner than a Steel Alloy Nickle.

Any guesses?

Re: Die Test Run?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:14 am
by coinguy
Hard to tell without picture,
but possibly it was struck on a wrong planchet.
Did you check to see if diameter is exactly 21.10mm?

Re: Die Test Run?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:37 am
by Terry Mitchner
Same size, has all features including a rim but considerably thinner. and not bronze colour is more brass.

Re: Die Test Run?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:08 pm
by Terry Mitchner
2008 5 cent.jpg


Both sides with edge view of normal and brass coin between sides.

Re: Die Test Run?

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:22 pm
by Terry Mitchner
I am going to take this into Calgary Coin and get their opinion.