An empty coin (technically it’s called
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A planchet English: /ˌplænˈtʃət/ is a round metal disc ready to be minted as a coin. An older word for planchet is flan. They are also known as spaces.
It is also sometimes referred to as a peeling fault. A lamination, panning or peeling failure of the coin occurs when the metal of the coin shovel contains some type of contamination just below the outer layer of the coin. This contamination prevents all of the metal in the coin from bonding properly.
A coin blank is a rounded disc of metal containing the mixed alloys that make up a coin.
Random error coins are perhaps the most numerous and are usually very rare in modern coinage, making them valuable to numismatists.
Value of a 1943 Steel Penny
They are about 10 to 13 cents each in circulation and up to 50 cents or more when not in circulation.
This type of defect is appreciated by collectors and typically fetches in the $100-$150 range for a specimen in uncirculated or roughly uncirculated condition. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the cent design’s edges are flattened.
Some Known Jefferson Nickel Flaws
1939 Double Die: You can find one of the approximately 1,500 Jefferson Double Die nickels minted in Philadelphia in 1939. If you look closely at these coins, Monticello will see that the dice hit the coin twice.
The first 1943 copper cent sold in 1958 for more than $40,000. In 1996, another went for a whopping $82,500. But those sales pale in comparison to the most recent: This week, a dealer in New Jersey sold his 1943 Penny for a whopping $1.7 million.
Definition: Occurs when a cup is perfectly centered over another cup or coin and the two are struck together. This error is also known as full indentation. Hitting an off-center cup or coin against a cup below is called a one-sided off-center hit.
The 1983-D copper cent cents are destined to remain quite rare given the move from the old tenor copper robletts (also known as bronze or brass) to the The new 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper planchets appeared at the Denver Mint in October 1982, at least two months before 1983 D cents were minted.
Most wheat cents (wheat pennies were minted between 1909 and 1956) are worth around 4 to 5 cents. Those in better condition can be worth double digits. Special specimens (especially those in near-perfect condition) can be worth much more. Indian Head pennies from 1859 to 1879 are generally worth over $10.