1975 error nickle worth anything?

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  1. Larry Hobson

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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    IMHO I don't think so. It looks like a vice job. Notice that the letters are backwards.
     
  4. SamuelFred1

    SamuelFred1 I Guess I'm Kind Of a Decent Member at This Point?

    Would you mind posting a picture of the reverse? Thanks.
     
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  5. SamuelFred1

    SamuelFred1 I Guess I'm Kind Of a Decent Member at This Point?

    If this were a true double denomination, those letters would be the correct way, as @Inspector43 said. I'm sorry. It has been altered.
     
  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    A vice job. Not a error. It is damaged.
     
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  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    The letters in "Liberty" on the bust are also not the proper font size. Another coin was used.
     
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  8. SamuelFred1

    SamuelFred1 I Guess I'm Kind Of a Decent Member at This Point?

    And those letters are not raised.
     
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  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    A Denver minted penny was pressed up against it probably using a vise.
    The Circle you see is the rim of the penny. You can also make out the mintmark, the In God We Trust and of course the word Liberty.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    @Larry Hobson
    It is Definitely altered post Mint. It is not a Mint Error of any kind.


    Suggestion.. We have a Error Coins forum here on CoinTalk. Any future threads you may have concerning possible Mint Errors you should create your threads there. Find out what yu have first then worry about value last.
     
  11. Larry Hobson

    Larry Hobson New Member

    Thanks guy's. I wasn't sure what it was, just knew it was odd looking. I wonder why someone would alter a coin like that? The back side looks normal just a little more worn.
     
  12. SamuelFred1

    SamuelFred1 I Guess I'm Kind Of a Decent Member at This Point?

    Some people are just crooks. They want to fool people into thinking that something is real but actually isn't. It could be done for money, or an attempt to fool someone. I do not recommend doing such practices.
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely done in a vise as the lettering is backwards. LIBERTY on the neck is also a different size font so I'm thinking a different coin. Not an error.
     
  14. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Or maybe it was just some kid that used the vise on his Grandfathers work bench to squeeze coins together to see what would happen.

    (Not saying I know anything about juveniles experimenting as such) :rolleyes:
     
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  15. SamuelFred1

    SamuelFred1 I Guess I'm Kind Of a Decent Member at This Point?

    When I was a kid (before I started collecting), I would do crazy stuff like that all the time. I still have a dime that I whittled down and sanded until it was in about PO-02 condition. I don't know why I didn't see that as a possible option.
     
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