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1968 S Nickel Off Color And Weighs 4.93g Wrong Planchet?!

 
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 Posted 09/22/2020  07:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mrfixit505 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
i took it out of a mint set because the color looked off...it was a lighter dull grey.... weighed it and 4.93g. others weighed 5.00g so my scale is good.... struck on a centavo planchet?....




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 Posted 09/22/2020  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrfixit505 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
opened another mint set same year to compare exact coins and....normal looking one weighs 5.05g every time and the other still comes in at 4.93g
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 Posted 09/22/2020  08:23 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight tolerance on a US nickel is +/- 0.194 grams. This coin is a bit underweight, but still within the normal range.
The first US coin motto was found on a 1792 half disme and read: "LIB (erty) PAR (ent) OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY"


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 Posted 09/22/2020  08:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I tend to agree with Yokazuna. An XRF analysis (pawn shop or jeweler) of the metal compostion might tell a diferent story.

I know the US produced many foreign coins, but a centavo from which country were you thinking?
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 Posted 09/22/2020  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a normal nickel, I'd say.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  08:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrfixit505 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
CUBA. THEY STOPPED MAKING COINS FOR THEM LIKE 1 OR 2 YEARS PRIOR.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Normal to me . Hey where do I get tolerances ?
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 Posted 09/23/2020  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They stopped making coins for Cuba in 1960 8 years earlier. and the stopped making the centavo in 1958 10 years earlier. The one centavo only weighed 2.5 grams. The 5 centavo weighed 5 grams and was the same composition as the US 5 cent piece. They probably used the same planchets for both coins.

You just have a normal 5 cent piece within the normal weight tolerance range.
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