Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Edsmoney, Aug 19, 2011.
Was there a Copper Nickel minted in 2002?:hail:
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I have a 2002p copper nickel.
Most of the ones on this thread are 2002d copper nickels.
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.
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 -
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)
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
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