I have really no knowledge about coins besides their face value. I was rolling change today and came across a nickel that was missing its "heads" side. The "tails" side has the normal E PLURIBUS UNUM, MONTICELLO, FIVE CENTS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on it. The missing "heads" side is smooth to the touch with a sort of circular line pattern (not really sure how to better describe it). I was hoping someone could take a look at the pictures I took of both sides and let me know if I have something worth more than 5 cents or if somebody may have just sanded off the face side.
perhaps it was buffed or sanded off?
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Appears to have been ground down by a grinding wheel, or perhaps orbital sander. The lines and "frayed" edges are giveaways.
Wouldn't be shocked if the value was even below $0.05, due to someone not accepting it.
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thats what i was thinking, but its really smooth to the touch. it looks like it would feel, for lack of a better word, scratchy.
cool thanks everyone....better to find out than to give it away and find out it was worth something
Welcome to the forum arielle!
You appear to have half of a magician's coin. :-)
The other half would have been hollowed out a bit (basically a secret compartment) and fit rather closely to this half.
Where they tend to cost anywhere from $10-$20 each, they often end up in circulation (but the most "common" variety by roll are 50-cent pieces).
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