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The blanking press takes the coils of metal strips and punches blanks out of it, ejecting the webbing at the other end. The webbing is cut into small scrap pieces to be melted and recycled. Occasionally a scrap piece will be mixed with the blank planchets and struck by the dies. Struck fragments are rare in denominations above One Cent. The Liberty Head Nickel struck fragment illustrated here is unique for its type.

Images courtesy of Byers Numismatic Corp.

Significant examples:
Undated Liberty Nickel on a piece of planchet scrap (illustrated above).  ANACS MS-63.

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