Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Candice Wise, Oct 15, 2020.
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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
Probably die deterioration doubling. Not struck twice.
value 5 cents
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.
Don't bite it, though. I'll bet it's too crunchy.
TY.. Sometimes you just have to break it down.. I appreciate it..
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.
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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