6843Dimes struck on "cent stock"
- Dec 6, 2004Technically speaking, these dimes are not struck on cent stock. They
are dimes of cent composition, struck on cut-down or resized cent
There is no such thing as copper-plated zinc cent stock. The
term "stock" refers to strip, and the only strip involved in the
production of post-1982 cents consists of pure zinc. The cent blanks
are punched out of pure zinc and are plated after upsetting is
The fact that these are cut-down cent planchets is clearly shown by
the fact that the zinc core is exposed on the edge of these coins. I
don't know whether the edges of these cent planchets were removed
accidentally or intentionally. In either case, they are
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, byersnc
> Lindy- another king is the dime on cent stock. I discovered 6 of
> these in 1999. I sold 2 to Fred, 1 to Rich, 2 to customers and kept
> one for my personal private collection.
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