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Hi- I have a 1943 nickel that was struck on a quarter plate. The nickel was literally made the size of a quarter but you can see on the obverse side a curve shaped like a half-moon aand if you put a normal sized nickel within this , it fits perfectly. I hope I described this to make some sense and I was wonsdering if this was commmon and of any interest. thanks very  much. I have attached an image of the obverse side and you can see the curve going through it. thanks again

Thanks for attaching an image, but the coin looks normal to me.  If it were struck on a quarter then there would be blank fields like a half moon.  What does the back of the coin look like?  I am not saying that your coin is a fabricated error, but errors are the most common fakes you will find on old money.  People use drills, saws, hammers, etc to mess with coins.  Sometimes they get away with it.  Most of the time they do not.  Wait until there is a coin show in your area and take it to some experts there.

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I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.


I have been a full time currency dealer since 2006. I set up at about ten national coin and currency shows per year all across the country. My company has a retail location in Greenville, SC. I also run a website about old money values. I am also currently the director of currency auctions at Stacks Bowers. So I am in a unique position to see, value, and sell millions of dollars worth of paper money on a annual basis. I have been lucky enough to sell hundreds of individual banknotes worth over $10,000. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. While I personally don't deal a tremendous amount of coins, I can provide sound advice on where to sell coins in NYC, and other major metro areas across the country. I have seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best when it comes to coin dealers. If you don't want to publicly ask a question then you can always view our coin value guide at

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