2001-D nickel on foreign planchet
- I was able to personally examine the 2001-D nickel struck on a foreign
planchet that recently sold on eBay (I know the winner). Rich Schemmer
was right -- it looks to grade AU-55 or AU-58.
Anyway, I subjected it to a specific gravity test and it comes out
denser than a normal nickel -- 9.22 vs. the expected 8.92. I performed
the test twice to make sure my results were accurate. The unexpectedly
high value suggests something other than a typical copper-nickel alloy.