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Improperly Annealed Planchet Mint Error

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Improper annealing or plating used to be called Sintered planchets or plating. It is thought that during the annealing process pure metal molecules, as in copper, migrate to the surface of the coin and form layers. Add to this some heat and oxygen and coins can become reddish, black, and spotted from oxidization of the purer metal.

Also See Sintered Planchet
Modern improperly annealed planchets are worth $35 to $120 but early dates and denominations like an Eisenhower Dollar can be worth $400. Value depends on the grade of the coin as well and alloy.

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