1939 Jefferson Nickel is this Grease in the reverse or something else? you tell me

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  1. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    1939 Jefferson Nickel rev Error.jpg 1939 Jefferson Nickel Obv error.jpg 1939 Jefferson Nickel rev Error (2).jpg needs a good Ironing though, all wrinkled;) saw another error on the OBV under ST
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  3. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    I'm curious what others will say, so I will proffer "lamination" as the response. Let's see how far off I am.
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  4. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    usually lams have cracks or sharp edges these are perfectly smooth if not for the Error the nickel had VERY little circulation and might go XF. really nice look in hand
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    PMD ? I know you don't want to hear that but It's my assessment and I'm sticking to it . :p
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  6. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    might be but I am 99% sure I saw this coin somewhere in error picture in here, might have been when someone sent me pictures of brokeage caps and this nickel was in a picture off to the side on a different page. We'll see
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Dunno. Not in my arena.

    I agree that it doesn't quite look like laminations, but it could have been some other kind of flawed planchet, maybe? (If it's not PMD.)

    It doesn't quite look like a "greaser" to me, either (but again- not my arena).

    A flawed, incomplete planchet of some kind would be my wild guess. But that's all it is. A wild guess.
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    Hey @Southernman189 . Can you show us a better Pic. with less lighting ? I'll take another look ! Yippee !! :happy:
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am in the PMD camp also, maybe heat?
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  11. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    ok the letters are clear and undamaged even UNUM (in a pit) I took more in low light and at an angle, WIN_20210922_08_22_03_Pro.jpg WIN_20210922_08_22_21_Pro.jpg WIN_20210922_08_22_49_Pro.jpg WIN_20210922_08_33_56_Pro.jpg WIN_20210922_08_34_00_Pro.jpg reminds me of looking at a rock bottom in a clear creek with water flowing.
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  12. Cazador

    Cazador Well-Known Member

    I’m in the bad planchet camp. I would think the letters would be damaged if it was PMD
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  13. Cliff Reuter

    Cliff Reuter Active Member

    I'm surprised no one has asked for the weight. I'm going to hazard a guess that it is underweight by up to 5%.

    The obverse area @ K11 seems like a planchet issue.

    Decent rims and details on the periphery of the reverse.

    Hmmm ... I wonder if this could be a "rolling" issue that affected one side of the sheet more than the other.
  14. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something everyday.

    Very interesting.
  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Coin was subjected to high heat.
  16. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Damaged, imo, based on the 'lit' photos.

    Not a lamination issue or bad planchet, imo.
  17. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    Thank you folks! You put this nickel through the mill. Thank you for your time Just an odd one for the books. Majority says Damaged so I'll go with that and throw it back into circulation for a newbee to find.
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Hey great guess
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  20. Cliff Reuter

    Cliff Reuter Active Member

    Oh well.
    I was hoping for the weight, but now I'll have to buy up all the nickels that get turned in to Coinstar tonight and see if I can find it to weigh it. :happy:
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