1998 D Red Nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Angie Keith, Nov 21, 2020 at 6:32 PM.

  1. Angie Keith

    Angie Keith New Member

    Can someone tell me about what they think is the reason this coin is red. Through microscope you see blotches of black also.

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Welcome new Member !! I'm an avid Metal detectorist and I've dug many of these . I'm going with PMD or post mint damage .
  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Yup, acids and other chemicals in the dirt will then coins all sorts of wonky colors
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Nickels are made of Cupro-Nickel.
    75% Copper and 25% Nickel.
    When exposed to a harsh environment for a long period of time the Copper is affected and tones a darker color. Soil, dirt, sand, water and chemicals will do this..
    Here are my metal detected examples.
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    Same goes for clad coins. Also Cupro-Nickel.
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  8. Angie Keith

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  9. Angie Keith

    Angie Keith New Member

    Dang your Nickel is identical to mine. Well there we go.
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