Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by jjohnson3582506, Apr 1, 2020.
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Proof? No clue. DDD on Reverse? Guess so. MD on the Obverse? Well they say, "never say never", but that certainly doesn't look like any MD I've ever seen. Of course a full view of the Obverse would help.
What makes you think it’s a proof? Look up a Canadian proof nickel from 2007 and compare images.
Mr. Diamond I've followed you for years and truly appreciate your expertise. However, in the instant case I couldn't disagree more. The coin is clearly a proof and implicitly, if not explicitly significant additional care is given in the production of these coins; there is no reason to believe that wouldn't extent to the life cycle of the die. Why they didn't pick up on the fact that the die had been doubled is anybody's guess, but the reasons are probably in line with why Proofs end up being doubled in this Country.
Now having said all of that, though I am in my 70's it is never to late to learn something new, especially when it comes to nuances of events that can generally only be obtained by many, many years of hands on experience. As such, I and I hope others, would really appreciate hearing what in your observations led to your conclusion. Semper Fidelis, John
While there doesn't appear to be a great difference in Proof and PL Canadian nickels, instead of trying to determine the category by photos, maybe we can ask the OP to put a magnet to it. At nearly 95% Steel for the Business strike and Sterling Silver for the Proof, if it sticks and sticks hard (it is possible that a SS coins composition could have up to 7.5% of a magnetic metal, so it might stick but should not stick like steel), then I humbly stand corrected.
they have a really good website on everything for canadian coins
What he said was it is 100% die deterioration doubling. (Worthless doubling).
...but not the proofs?
Then that wouldn't stick.
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