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1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:08 pm
by Belbivdavini
Hi, name is Michael and I’ve been collecting coins off and on since I was a kid. I was recently weighing some blank pennies to get an idea what year they were from. I always throw a nickel on my scale just to see if uu need to recalibrate it and I put a 1964 nickel w/D mint mark and it weighed 5.183 grams. I thought my scale might be off so I weighed several othI’mer nickels weighing 5 grams or slightly less due to being in circulation. I recalibrated my scale justbto be safe and I got the exact weight at 5.183 grams. I searched all over online and haven’t been able to find ay info on this happening before. Does anyone know if this is a rare accurance, or is this just a normal flaw?

Re: 1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:45 pm
by Paul
:welcome:

I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, are you talking about the coin or the scale.
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Re: 1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:26 pm
by Belbivdavini
I’m talking about the coin itself. It weighs 5.183 grams and I wanted to know if that was common for a 1964 us nickel that has been in circulation.

Re: 1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:09 pm
by Daniel
We need to see the coin. Thanks

Re: 1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:25 am
by Belbivdavini
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Re: 1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:15 am
by Daniel
It's overweight a bit but in this condition and appearance it's not on a foreign planchet and would not be worth grading. Wouldn't add much value.

Re: 1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:12 am
by mhonzell
The tolerance for a nickel after 1942 is 5.00g +/- 0.194g.

Yours is within tolerance.

Re: 1964 US nickel mint stamp D that weighs 5.138 grams

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:43 am
by Paul
mhonzell wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:12 am
The tolerance for a nickel after 1942 is 5.00g +/- 0.194g.

Yours is within tolerance.
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