1961-D Nickel Obliterated

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  1. JimR_Coins

    JimR_Coins Member

    PMD? Error? What would caused this? IMG-8120 (1).jpg
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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Got stuck on a tire for a few miles?
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  4. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor

    Ferric chloride was used to etch nickels to reduce the fields make the lettering slightly more raised to be able to tell mint mark. but if it was FC, this one soaked in it for a long period of time. Perhaps the person left it for summer vacation. Jim
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  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    To me, this one doesn't look like acid damage -- it looks like it was partially melted. Can you weigh it? What does the edge look like?
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  6. JimR_Coins

    JimR_Coins Member

    4.54 g, the edges look normal; nothing out of the ordinary
  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Regardless if it was acid or something else, your coin couldn't have left the mint in that cindition, so it's not an error.
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  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Okay, that is low. Maybe Jim's right about the acid damage. (Or maybe both!)
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  9. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    maybe a burn barrel then cleaned up? looks like high heat did damage, maybe even a commercial furnace.
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    A Mack truck hit and run left in the desert to die, such a loss I'm sad. Good luck.
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  11. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    It's about .5 g light.
    I'd say acid soaked.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Whatever caused this I wasn’t there but I can say it’s damaged as it didn’t leave the mint looking like that.
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  13. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Corrosive environmental damage
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

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