Click to enlargeJ691/P748

This is a fantasy muling or mint error combining the obverses of the regular circulation one cent and five cent dies struck on a nickel planchet.

Pollock lists this under cents whereas Judd lists it under 5 cents. We consider it a 5 cent piece since it was struck on a nickel 5 cent planchet.

The coin is unique and is Jenks (Cogan 4/1877), Parmelee (1890), Brenner-1914 ANS, Newcomer, Olsen, Farouk, Sloss, Heritage 3/07 at $69,000, Stacks 7/08.

It was the only double denominational muling, from different sized dies, until pieces like those illustrated below - the 1999 Lincoln cent/Roosevelt dime and 2000 Sacagawea dollar/Washington quarter mules - appeared in the marketplace.



Photo courtesy of Heritage and is the actual piece.