1912 Nickel w/bad corrosion, possible DDO

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by cgibbs74, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. cgibbs74

    cgibbs74 New Member

    Hi everyone!

    My eyes are probably going crazy again but does anyone else see doubling on the word United (the "u") and on the word cents? Let me know your opinions please! As always, thank you so much for any info.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No doubled letter U

    Just an old corroded coin which altered the letter. Probably was in water for an extended period of time. I have found similiar coins while metal detecting.
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  4. Dave363

    Dave363 Well-Known Member

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  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    That V nickel is in bad shape.
    Hard to see anything on the reverse from so much damage and corrosion.
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  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Maybe someone wire brushed it? (Before you got it.)
    They may have tried to clean, or scrape off whatever crud was there,
    permanently destroying this poor coin.
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  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Just damage
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  8. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Many times, excessive damage or corrosion can appear to look like a genuine error. However, even if you were to have a doubled die (which you don’t) the corrosion would make it nearly impossible to verify with any certainty.
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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Appears to be a metal detected coin that was buried for a long time and then cleaned harshly, IMO.
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  10. cgibbs74

    cgibbs74 New Member

    Thank you guys for all of the help! I have so much to learn! I have another coin that I'm curious about so I'm getting ready to post another thread. Hope you guys check it out.
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