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    Extremely Rare Transitional Planchet Error, MS64 Red
    1983-D Nickel on a Bronze Cent Planchet

    1983-D 5C Jefferson Nickel--Struck on a Bronze Cent Planchet--MS64 Red NGC. Ex: New England Collection. 3.06 gm. Nickels struck on cent planchets are much scarcer than cents struck on dime planchets, since riddlers prevent many such pieces from escaping the Mint. But what makes the present piece unusual is that bronze planchets were phased out in 1982, while only copper-plated zinc planchets were in use by 1983. Thus, this coin would have been a noteworthy transitional error even if had been struck by 1983-D cent dies. A lustrous and unabraded fire-red near-Gem. Uncentered toward 1 o'clock, with most of STATES OF off the flan. Most of the date is present, as is all of the mintmark.
    From The New England Collection of Error Coins.

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