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  • 1956 Canada cent

    This cent is missing letters on both sides, and weighs 2.64 grams, and appears that it tapers to that side thats missing letters. i dont know if thats light for a Canada cent, and the edge of the coin doesnt appear thinner on the tapered side,as opposed to the other sides. just no letters and the taper. Must be a tapered planchet, i guess, or some other reason. Pretty cool looking, and neat to find in a roll of coins,and i just noticed, are Canadian coins in a different orientation as ours? Our coins you flip north to south to see proper orientation of the obverse and reverse, and it looks like Canada flips east to west for the orientation, hmm learning something new today?
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    In my opnion, It could very well be a tapered planchet.
    the strike could have been weaker to the side of the taper.
    The working dies did not have enough metal to successfully squeeze a total image into the coin.

    The coin can be found under COINS at http://numista.com
    Pick the country, then in the search bar, add the date only.
    Find your coin and click on it. It should give you decent amount of info.
    Gary Kozera
    Website: https://MintErrors.org

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    • #3
      Your coin was struck on a tapered planchet. Normal weight is 3.24 grams. Not enough metal to strike up the obverse and reverse designs. Pretty scarce error type on Canadian coins. Pretty common on the US series. Thanks for sharing.
      James Zimmerman
      Coneca N-911
      CONECA PA State Rep/Treasurer

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      • #4
        AWESOME info guys THANK YOU. I did not know the weight of Canada cents, but it did "feel" light so i weighed it out.Good to know its not a common occurance for them to come out light like this, living in Arizona, Canada cents dont really show up in enough quantity, usually, but i ran into a couple rolls that obviously have never been searched, with so many 1947-49 and 53-55 pennies that were in the rolls basically paid scrap copper price for them, which is about 3 to 5 cents each,i figured i couldnt go wrong. With both SF and NSF varietys on the 53's, i figured id better check the 47-49's next, maybe ill get lucky on one of them as well.Thanks again for all the information about my coin/s. Scott

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