Quarter-sized 1963 5 cents

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cashcow
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Quarter-sized 1963 5 cents

Post by cashcow » Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:30 pm

Hello group!

I've been looking for some information about this coin for a while but no luck

What I have is a 1963 5 cents coin that is pretty much the same size as a quarter, with proportional engraving.

Coin is barely smaller than a 2022 quarter, around 23.5mm vs 23.88.

I don't have a caliper to measure it but it's almost the same, far from the usual 21.2mm.

I'd love to know the story behind this.

Thanks for your help!
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1959 nickel on top of 1963 nickel
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1963 nickel on top of 2022 quarter
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coinguy
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Re: Quarter-sized 1963 5 cents

Post by coinguy » Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:36 pm

Could you post the weight to two decimal points. This is important in determining what the cause is.

cashcow
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Re: Quarter-sized 1963 5 cents

Post by cashcow » Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:08 pm

coinguy wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:36 pm
Could you post the weight to two decimal points. This is important in determining what the cause is.
I don't have a kitchen scale but I will try to find that info.

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Re: Quarter-sized 1963 5 cents

Post by coinguy » Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:19 am

A kitchen scale is not accurate enough, it has to be In grams to two decimal points.

cashcow
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Re: Quarter-sized 1963 5 cents

Post by cashcow » Sat Dec 03, 2022 4:31 pm

I'll try dropping by a pawnshop to get it weighed then.

Thanks

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Re: Quarter-sized 1963 5 cents

Post by momomomo » Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:23 am

You can try Canada Post to get the exact weight! Good luck

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