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by juanadanac
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?
Replies: 11
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Re: 1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?

Thanks all. I had mentally canceled out the option of a dime planchet due to it being non magnetic.
The foreign planchet makes some sense. I might find a more accurate scale then track down what coins around the world, struck at the mint, could match.
by juanadanac
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: 1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?

I have done and continue to do a fair bit of google searching.
I have found what you are speaking of (plating of coins for jewelry etc) but what I can tell is that a plating would lead it to being magnetic. It is not magnetic. Not even weakly...
The weight is half way between a dime and a penny.
by juanadanac
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: 1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?

Thanks for the info.
It is certainly puzzling. I weighed it and it is coming in at 2.3g. I guess the odd coincidence is that it was definitely stamped incorrectly. So someone had to stumble upon this error coin then plate it.
Just odd.
by juanadanac
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

1996 Penny/Dime mutant coin. Help please?

Hi, I have had this coin tucked away for many years and figured I would try and figure out what it is all about. It is nickel coloured but stamped as a penny. The stamping seems to be set incorrectly as you can see one side of the edge is quite flat and round and the other is a typical penny 12 side...