1986 P Nickel Rim?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Leahred1967, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Leahred1967

    Leahred1967 Active Member

    Okay, I have searched. No real answer. Can someone please tell me what is going on on the rim of this 1986 P nickel? I've seen rims kind of like this on newer nickels, but this is the first one I've seen on a 1986, and I'm over half way through a box that has a lot of 1980's. The rims are notched, but not evenly, around both sides. 20170414_203230.jpg 20170414_203218.jpg 20170414_203008.jpg 20170414_202951.jpg
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm not quite sure I know what you mean. By "notched" do you mean there are dings on the edge? If that is the case, it could be considered a consequence of 30 years of circulation. It's not an error or even something that is produced in the course of the minting process.

  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Post Mint Damaged from wear.
  5. CatW

    CatW Member

    If you are seeing what looks like a rim x's 2, could be a slight misaligned die strike, (super common on the Jefferson and not worth anything more or I would be a trillionaire by now) ;)but it is hard to tell from your pics.
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  6. Leahred1967

    Leahred1967 Active Member

    I know, about my pictures. It's something that frustrates me to no end. There's nothing worse that being able to see something, but not being able to relay that image. Especially when you are trying to learn about it, or get opinions. It looks like a "notch" out of the rim, all the way around, on both sides of the coin. I've noticed it on a lot of the newer nickels. The only thing I can compare it to is a 1951 wheat I have that was apparently part of an encasement at one time, only not as severe.
  7. CatW

    CatW Member

    I have a scope and 4 different loupes, and even then, the lighting can destroy the very imagine you're trying to capture. :banghead:
    Best of luck!
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  8. Leahred1967

    Leahred1967 Active Member

    So you feel my pain! I think the worst thing about it is knowing how frustrated I know some people get over poor photo quality, but I just have to post what I have...thank you for understanding.
  9. Leahred1967

    Leahred1967 Active Member

    Yes, and as I've said, I've seen in quite a bit in the short time I've been at it, just never on one any older than, say, 1995. :confused:
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  10. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    I'd agree with the above posts that it looks like,
    from your photos, to be a minor mis-aligned obv. die.

    Very common, very minor, and yes, they occur on dates
    well before 1995.
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  11. tVEGA

    tVEGA New Member

    Was wondering the same

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