1952 Nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Shinyjack, Dec 8, 2022.

  1. Shinyjack

    Shinyjack Member

    Brownish color and weights 4.84. I don't know if this belongs in the roll it 20221208_220138.jpg 20221208_220131.jpg 20221208_220248.jpg 20221208_220201.jpg bucket or not
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  3. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    It spent some time outdoors.
  4. Shinyjack

    Shinyjack Member

    Still figuring this stuff out. The weight is what made me think that something might be wrong with it. But I just threw a few others on the scale and unless I have a whole bucket full of 1 of a kind nickels, you are very correct. Thank you for the quick reply
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I agree. Environmental damage.;)
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Nickels are composed of Cupro-Nickel. They contain copper. When exposed to the elements such as soil, sand, dirt, harsh weather and salt or brackish water for a very long time they will tone dark. Same thing will occur on clad coins which are also Cupro-Nickel.

    Here are many of my Metal Detected finds..
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    You probably found one of my thousands I have found over the years which I have dumped into Coinstar machines and was put back into circulation.
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Don't worry about the weight. Most but not every single Nickel weigh 5 grams. For every kind of coin there could be a +/- in weight tolerance of a few grams.

    A true Nickel struck in a copper planchet intended for a Cent would be the same weight, width and length of a Cent Planchet.

    Here is an example from my collection..
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