Phillip D. asks: What is a 1945 “thick” penny??
I never heard this term used with a United States 1945 cent. Since the flans are uniform and rolled out and cut from the same sheets, it would be difficult or even impossible to find one flan thicker than another. There are a couple of errors that would make a flan SEEM thicker than another:
- Brockage – This is caused by an flan getting stuck to a die. As it is struck over and over again the edge of the flan would come up creating a “dish” effect. (Coins struck with this stuck coin will show a mirror image of the side of the coin facing the blank).
- Multiple Strikes: – Caused by a finished coin going back into the press and getting struck again. The coin design is usually partially or totally obliterated and the dish effect can be present too.