2012-D Copper Nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Candice Wise, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    Who knew, right.. Lol.. I am assuming this coin is missing the proper laminate layers and so on.. Weight is 4.9 grams.. You want be able to see it, but the first 2 in the date is stamped twice.. I'm not sure what to make of this.. Any opinions?? 20201015_110839.jpg 20201015_111705.jpg 20201015_111834.jpg 20201015_111732.jpg
     
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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's been obviously plated, after the coin was in circulation.
     
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  4. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    I'm sorry.. What do you mean.. I found this on the ground at a friend's house.. Someone had dropped it in the driveway.. You really can't read it.. I rubbed it down with oil just to produce an image
     
  5. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    Why would someone do that
     
  6. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    And wound that not make the weight heavier
     
  7. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    I'm sorry.. I don't understand.. Why some one would do that.. But if you say so.. ty
     
  8. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    There are no 'layers' to nickels, and so when you
    said 'missing proper laminate layers', AND the
    photo certainly looks like it's been copper plated,
    that's why I said plated.

    Your coin weighs normal (within tolerance), and if
    the color of your coin is that of a normal nickel,
    then it's been damaged on the surfaces.

    There's nothing wrong with either '2'.

    Your nickel has damaged surfaces, at a minimum
     
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Probably die deterioration doubling. Not struck twice.
     
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  10. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    something called post mint damage which means it was plated after it left the mint which your coin would be called

    value 5 cents
     
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  11. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    Yes Silver pop I get it.. Still strange thing for a person to do.. lol.. TY
     
  12. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    And I tell you Fred, you are something else!! No disrespect intended.. and everyone else, I know what PM means.. Jeez, I believe you!! Just a question guys!! Ty
     
  13. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    yeah people do odd things when they are bored
     
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Just for you to understand.
    If it were really struck on a copper planchet it would be on a copper cent planchet pre 1983.
    It would be the same weight, thickness and width of a cent planchet.

    Nickels don't have clad layers or any kind of layer. They are made of Cupro-Nickel which is 75% Copper and 25% Nickel. The Copper in the Cupro-Nickel can tone into a darker color when exposed to a harsh environment.
     
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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Looks like a yummy chocolate coin. :p

    Don't bite it, though. I'll bet it's too crunchy. ;)
     
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  16. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Cool find though. I'd keep it as an oddity.
     
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  17. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    TY.. Sometimes you just have to break it down.. I appreciate it..
     
  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Doesn't look plated to me. Looks more like environmental damage with some corrosion.
     
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If it was plated, that won't increase the weight.
    Because the plating is incredibly thin. All nickels weigh 5.0 grams.
    While nickels are 75% copper and 25% nickel, those metals are melted together
    which gives it a white appearance. For the nickel to be copper, it would have to be struck on an old style copper penny blank, (1982 or before). And then, your nickel
    would be the size of a penny, with incomplete rims, and weigh 3.1 grams.
     
  20. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    why would someone plate a coin ...

    ooh ... I think you need to peruse this website (and there's plenty of other websites out there that plate coins a variety of metals, excluding school experiments, etc). ==> https://www.merrickmint.com/
     
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