1911 nickel

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  1. Felicia04

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  3. Felicia04

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    Mint or post mint damage? Not sure why the 2 pics have yellow tint to them.
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Definitely post-mint damage. That one's seen better days.
     
  5. Felicia04

    Felicia04 New Member

    I know it's worn over time but I am specifically asking about the notch on the side.....I know there is an ......?. affect where it has the flattening on the opposite side which usually means mint damage but I am not 100% positive
     
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    That's an old notch someone put in the coin, plain and simple. Post-mint damage. I couldn't tell you what caused it without going back in a time machine, but I can assure you of one thing: that is post-mint damage. No known mint error type looks like that.
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    You are thinking of the Blakesley Effect. But the flattening on your coin is caused by wear. It saw some circulation after the notch was cut in it, and the raised metal around the damaged area got smoothed down as a result of wear, is all.
     
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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    The Blakesley effect is a THICKENING of the opposite rim of the coin, not a "flattening."

    What you are seeing should be called the "anvil" effect.

    Z
     
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged

    Someone hit the edge.. Why? Only the person who did it would know.
     
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    OK, I stand corrected there. I misspoke because I'm not an error and variety guy. Sorry.

    But I was right about the DEFDAM part. ;)
     
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  11. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    definite damage.
     
  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    I only quoted your post for a point of reference to the OP. I know you know the difference.

    Z
     
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Between Blakesley effect and anvil effect? Actually, I didn't.

    I really am not an error/variety guy!
     
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  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter


    Anvil effect is a Zoidism for what happens on the opposite side of a coin when you smack it like that.

    Place a coin on edge on an 'anvil, smack it with a piece of angel iron. You'll get the divot on one side, a flat spot on the other.

    Hey, am I famous now for "coining" a new term? Woo Hoo, royalty checks start coming . . . .

    Z
     
  15. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm not sure that thickening is even correct.
     
  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    I should have used the term "apparent" in front of thickening. The rim opposite looks thicker / wider . . .

    Z
     
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  17. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Some people do things like that to see if "What goes around comes around." Like putting a note in a bottle and throwing it in the ocean.
     
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  18. Felicia04

    Felicia04 New Member

    Thought you were singing RATT at first. But I get it kinda like the where is George.
     
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  19. Felicia04

    Felicia04 New Member

    With a coin that age really hard to tell what the heck it has been through. I have seen some and thought what in the world was someone trying to do, But that's why I posted it cause I wasn't sure ...still a newbie lol Thank you all for your help..
    Still a keeper in my book I had Great Grandparents that was born in 1901 and 1911 so anything from those years I tend to hold on to. Thanks again!
     
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  21. Felicia04

    Felicia04 New Member

    I like damaged and toned coins as well here is one .....not sure again lol ......nothing is magnetic on it ......cant find a seem line on outside metal....no idea if this sort of thing could even happen at mint so I figured someone on here would know
     
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