I got a roll of new nickels from the bank the other day and when I began looking through them I immediately noticed something funky about the diameter: it seemed much smaller than normal, both by sight and by touch.
Indeed, in the 2023 coin show below (on the right), the left-hand rim feels somewhat pitted, and the lower side of the right-hand rim looks to be about half the size of the 2022's rim (on the left).
I'm not sure how much of this comes through in the photograph, but I assure you, it would be very apparent to a seasoned collector in person.
Any comments? Is this a run-of-the-mill variety or something better? Thanks.
I don't see any significant difference in the rims. The width of the rim can differ around a coin depending on the strike, etc. When you say diameter, do you mean the actual diameter of the coin is different?