2002 D Copper Nickel

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Edsmoney, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Edsmoney

    Edsmoney New Member

    What is a 2002 D Copper nickel worth? This coin still has the pronounced ridge on the Circumference. it is a little dirty but the level of detail is quite good.
    Was there a Copper Nickel minted in 2002?:hail:
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    Im not sure on price but can you please post a picture? And there were no copper nickels minted, you most likely have a grimmy coated nickel that appears copper.
  4. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater


    Welcome to CoinTalk.

    First you need to convince us that what you have is indeed a copper nickel. We would like to see good, detailed photos. Focus and accurate color depiction are important. We would like an accurate weight of your coin (to the nearest 0.01 grams) and an accurate measurement of its diameter (to the nearest 0.1 mm).
  5. Edsmoney

    Edsmoney New Member

    I am not quite sure how to take a picture of the coin that would be visually acceptable for you. I tried this morning with a digital camera in Macro mode but ti didn't show any detail I thought it would. the best i can tell is the coin is copper not discolored nickel. I can see the date and mint mark....and it feels heavier then normal. It does not appear to have been in circulation much.
  6. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    :welcome: to CT! Do you have a scanner? It may not show the "copper" a lot but we can get an idea what the nickel looks like. Also, you can put a magnifying glass in front of the camera lens lens.
  7. Sam Alex

    Sam Alex New Member

    Amazing, I have a copper nickel from 2002 as well. I got a scan of it next to a regular nickel and it is a bit lighter. Dang, no way to attach here. Lemme see if I can put it no photobucket... hang on.
    <a href="http://s192.photobucket.com/user/SciborgSam/media/nickel1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z18/SciborgSam/nickel1.jpg" border="0" alt="copper nickel 1 photo nickel1.jpg"/></a>
    <a href="http://s192.photobucket.com/user/SciborgSam/media/nickel2.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z18/SciborgSam/nickel2.jpg" border="0" alt="copper nickel 2 photo nickel2.jpg"/></a>
  8. Evin Carlile

    Evin Carlile New Member

    I also have found a 2002 D copper nickel.. It weighs 4.9 mm. My local coin exchange said they could not verify it.. But it does weigh less than the normal nickel. I find it very interesting that several people have found a copper nickel , with the same year, and mint mark.. Can this be real?
  9. MimiYuyu305

    MimiYuyu305 New Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I have a 2002p copper nickel.

    Most of the ones on this thread are 2002d copper nickels.

    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016
  10. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    Not copper. That nickel has been dug up. That is how nickels look after being in the ground. I see them all the time. Worth 5 cents, no more, no less.
    I_like_Morgans likes this.
  11. srscek4eva

    srscek4eva New Member

    i have one as well and i do not think it was dug up if that was the case why are all the nickels this color have the same year. i guess i missed out on the national burry
    2002 nickel day because only the 2002 D mint are this color a weigh less than all the others. so do to what coloradobryan says everybody that finds a nickel in the ground it will be lighter and it will be a 2002 D. LMFAO. now if anybody has a real answer the what the deal with this is i would like to know. there is something with that year and mint there are to many with the same year and mint that look that to be dug up.
  12. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    The real answer is, environmental damage. By no means are all of the "copper nickels" on the forum dated 2002. Spend a few minutes searching and you will see many different dates. 1964 actually seems to be the most common. If you don't believe the information here, by all means spend some money and have it checked by one of the professional grading companies.
  13. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I don’t think anyone is being facetious. The entire logistics of the occurrence make this a near impossibility. The US mint simply does not have copper planchetes in a size that would make a solid nickel strike. It’s just not a feasible occurrence.
    paddyman98 likes this.
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Most are Environmental Damage!
    I have been metal Detecting for many years and I have found Nickels that range from Brown to Black in color. You laugh but you don't must not understand the minting process. There are Nickels struck on Cent Planchets but they would be smaller and weigh less. I have 2 picture examples from my personal collection. 1st picture are Nickels I have found over the years with dark copper colors due to Environmental Damage. The 2nd picture is a rare but true Mint Error of a Nickel struck on Cent Planchet -
    5C on 1C.jpg
    I_like_Morgans likes this.
  15. Michael in wa

    Michael in wa New Member

    I have found one also and mine weighs 4.80.

    Attached Files:

  16. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk Michael. Your nickel has lost some material from a chemical bath. Also: This thread is over a year old. If you start a new thread for your questions many more members will see them. Keep on searching and post em when you find em. Show both sides and use the ‘insert every image as full image’ option before posting. We can all see them better
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  18. Warren Pruitt

    Warren Pruitt New Member

    You guys are all crazy I have a 2002 d copper nickel that was struck on a foreign planchet that weighs almost the same exact amount as the nickel everyone who have a 2002 d copper nickel keep them. you just hit the lottery
  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Crazy? Maybe just a little.

    If you think you have an all copper nickel then send it in to have it attributed. Then come back and show us! If you are new to collecting and know absolutely nothing about mint errors then you should not come here and make unnecessary comments about us.

    - Mr. Ed
    (Specializing in collecting mint errors since 1985)
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  20. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Just... Wow...... Common sense folks.... Simple common sense will tell you this pipe dream is a near impossibility. You have filthy dirty nickels. That's all.
    I_like_Morgans and paddyman98 like this.
  21. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Hey @Warren Pruitt. What foreign coins did the US mint strike in 2002 that are a different composition, but the exact weight of a US nickel?

    Here is a link to help you with your research

    BTW: We may be crazy, but the info posted on CT is accurate. Members responding to posts aren't just some guy that's sitting next to you in a bar. Many are knowledgeable and experienced numismatists that have studied the minting process and enjoy helping new collectors learn. Posting erroneous info that will only confuse new collectors is irresponsible. Please stop it
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page