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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 2, January 14, 2001, Article 7

OFF-METAL SUSIE? 

   Web site visitor Rafael Delgado asks: "Would any solid metal 
   (not clad) coin minted in the Philadelphia Mint have a specific 
   gravity between 6.9 and 7.3 ?   Would you remember any 
   reference magazine that published an article about experimental 
   metals during the period 1973 to 1980? 

   I am looking specially to the period from the 1973 copper 
   shortage to mid 1980 due to a coin that exhibits a metal not 
   compatible with any metal reported by the US Mint (neither 
   foreign nor domestic) in the resources at hand:  "Specifications 
   of US coins" from Coin World Almanac, and "World Coins 
   Minted by the US Mints" from the 2001 Blackbook.  It seems 
   an experimental metal for the Susan B. Anthony dollar or a 
   counterfeit. My interest is determining which it is." 

   Perhaps one of our astute subscribers is aware of such a 
   piece or a reference to it. 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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