100% copper, 1939 Nickel?

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  1. Notyard

    Notyard New Member

    Does anyone have any ideas on how this nickel ended up like this?

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes.. Nickel is composed of Cupro-Nickel. 75% Copper and 25% Nickel.
    Exposure to the elements will tone the Copper. It is called Environmental Toning Damage.

    It is not 100% Copper.
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    +1 and ill add having owned 1 years ago not a nickel struck on cent error either.
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  6. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    +3. Three is a really neat number.

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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    +4 Four is a better number Steve. Lol
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  8. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Do I hear a 5? Anyone? 5,5,5? Last call...sold to @Collecting Nut for 4.

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you! I just made One Cent!
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're too late. The bidding was closed. Lol
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  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT @Notyard and happy hunting. @paddyman98 has posted literally dozens of such coins he has found while metal detecting. While it is just an environmentally damaged coin, I think they are cool to put in a flip and keep as an example. Keep checking those coins.
    Here is mine.
    copper plated nickel.jpg reverse copper plated nickel.jpg
  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Welcome to CT Notyard.
  14. Notyard

    Notyard New Member

    Thankyou. Glad to be here.
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