Can anyone explain the differences in thickness of one cent pieces. Recent find of 1826 is much fatter than 1820-1827-1830-1851 and so on. Were the guys at the mint just having fun? (Joking). Just wondering if anyone has a studied reason for differences. Thanks
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I know “fatty” pennies have been a thing in the past. I mostly know of them from 1859-1864 for indian head pennies and also for 1856-1858 flying eagle pennies. As to why, I have no idea. I did find something saying that fatty coins were all of a copper/nickel mix where non-fatty coins from the same era were bronze.