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Overweight Wheat Cent (1952)

 
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 Posted 09/21/2021  9:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Henrydfain6607 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1952 no mint mark Wheat cent that has an unusual weight. I've compared it with other wheat cents of the same year and likeness on other circulated coins. Everything matches up but the weight. Last time and the time before that before calibration and after it weighs the same.3.28 and it's a circulated coins.






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 Posted 09/21/2021  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Overweight planchets, like underweight planchets, are not uncommon.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The only planchets that get weighed are the Gold coins. The weights have a tolerance amount:

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 Posted 09/21/2021  10:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Henrydfain6607 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah I get that but I haven't seen many to that degree. It's not even in the allowed range. And it's doesn't even look any different than any other 52
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According to the table, the upper tolerance is 3.24g, so yours is only 0.04g over (about 1%), which wouldn't be visibly noticeable when comparing to other "normal" weight cents. As coop mentioned, individual planchets aren't weighed, so I don't think being slightly out of tolerance would be terribly unusual. Just my opinion, however...
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 Posted 09/21/2021  10:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's not even in the allowed range.

According to who, the "Cents Police"?
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I read somewhere that modern cents the tolerance is .10 grams. Coops chart reads .12?
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 Posted 09/22/2021  10:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The tolerance is not directly followed.
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I read somewhere that modern cents the tolerance is .10 grams. Coops chart reads .12?

Coop's chart only shows tolerances for bronze cents to '82. I think for zinc cent planchets 1982 to present, the tolerance is indeed .10 grams.
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hokiefan_82,
Thanks for that info.
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