2002 D Copper Nickel

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

  1. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Crazy? I resemble that!
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Crazy? I'll admit to that but the world revolves around crazy people. My wife on the other hand, is normal and she calls me a crazy nut. She's half right but I just don't know which half is crazy and which half is the nut. :rolleyes:o_O
  4. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    @Warren Pruitt ...you’re new, this is a 8 and a half yo thread. Get in the habit of looking at the thread dates before you post.

    Why? Because a new thread will get you better and more responses. You need to post pictures, too.

    So, ...pictures?…in a new thread?…Spark
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Because.... Sometimes you feel like a nut... And sometimes you don't.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Hey.... funny!
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  7. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Paddyman must be a Brazilianaire! (Goes with the previous "Waxing" thread.
  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Warren's one and only post...
  9. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    Why do I feel like I'm going to be hacked after reading this? Did 4 or 5 foreign hackers team up to post this and claim they have copper nickles with no pics or proof?... I'm afraid to click on the one link that they did post, in case it opens a virus or goes to porn haha.. idk bout it.. this whole thing is shady lol... I mean obviously they exist. But idk.... a couple posters were shady, like fake profile on facebook shady.
  10. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    I wouldn't click on any link from people that post like this.
  11. tankcrew

    tankcrew New Member

    I have the same. until I studied it.
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Just Environmental toning damage.
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Warren, Paddy basically answered everyone's confusion about this in post #13,
    by showing most are environmentally damaged, and a true copper nickel which was accidentally minted on a copper cent planchet.
    Now on to your nickel. You say it weighs 5 grams. Does it stack with other nickels?
    Are the rims full and complete? Here is why. Foreign coins are specifically designed to have different weight and circumferences from US coins. If your coin was struck on a foreign planchet, it would have to be SMALLER than a US nickel, as there shouldn't be any foreign coins the same size and weight (possible but unlikely)
    and only the same size coin or SMALLER will fit into the nickel coining press.
    So, it's around 100% that you only have a nickel. Try and do some research, and see if the US mint was minting 5 gram copper coins for any countries that year.
    And which mint it came from. (Denver, Philly etc.) There are lists for what foreign coins the US mint was contracted to produce. If they didn't make any that year,
    or if there aren't any of that size, how did the 5g copper planchet get there?
    It didn't and couldn't.
    US nickels are 75% copper and 25% nickel. (Except war nickels.)
    This alloy is melted together and it is the nickel that gives it the whiter color.
    Copper is reactive to air, water, soil, chemicals, pollutants, etc. Often these coins are dug up metal detecting finds. When they become environmentally damaged, toned, rusted, they can take on the appearance of a coppery color. That's all.
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