A key date error coin (1885 Nickel)

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by TypeCoin971793, May 17, 2018.

  1. Recently bought this for a song ($72). I guess everyone thought it was damage and not a lamination.

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  3. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death! Supporter

    I'd call it a planchet flaw, not a true lamination. Looks like it goes too deep to be a surface lamination. But maybe I'm wrong. Nice buy.
     
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  4. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I think I would agree, planchet flaw.
     
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  5. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Did someone say Morgan Dollars?

    I agree with Conder101 and C-B-D. Appears to be a planchet flaw, not a lamination.
     
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  6. Ah well. Still an error of sorts. And still worth more than $72, I would believe.
     
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Very valuable even in G-4. A very good buy/ and coin.
     
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  8. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    The coin won't grade unless graded as a mint error. A severe planchet flaw like that would prevent it. Looks like AG to me. The error doesn't help and might hurt the value a bit, since collectors like their key dates to be error-free. For $72, however, I still think you got a good deal.
     
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  9. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    Nice coin for a great deal there!
     
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  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  11. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Its a 85 all day.
     
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  12. I figured the best way to sell it is to get MINT ERROR on the label.
     
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  13. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Glad you are happy with it!:happy:
     
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  14. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I think this is going to be a very successful flip. This coin is a monster and the planchet flaw does not detract from the key date (to me).
     
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  15. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death! Supporter

    I'm guessing a double up.
     
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