Acid dipped or rolled thin?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by BisonBurro, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. BisonBurro

    BisonBurro New Member

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Where's the poll? I vote acid.
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  4. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Welcome to ct!
    Imho, it looks like someone cut the rim off then hammered the rim out with a chisel. Then acid dipped. It looks remarkably smaller than an original nickel.
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's probably acid as that is one of the only things that will eat the metal away. While surprising, many of the details will still remain intact.
    If it was rolled thin, it would still be the same size as a regular nickel,
    almost as thick, and just a little lighter.
    This coin is much lighter and much smaller in diameter.
  6. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I suspect it was not a normal school chem lab acid, even after any possible metalwork. It looks like something of the nature of fuming nitric acid ( High % above 50%), or very long exposure with refreshed acids. Tough metal, IMO, Not for an amateur, even if they still have their fingers and vision. Jim
  7. funnycoins

    funnycoins no strike, no balls,no outs. Just give me an hour

    What's it weigh? The damage seems too uniform on the rim, and the high relief. Foreign planchet??? Weak punch too thin of a planchet? Just pitching out some hunches. I'm with @desertgem a extremely volatile PMD attempt for no gain...
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Definitely not

    No.. just acid damage :yack:
  9. BisonBurro

    BisonBurro New Member

    Thank you for all of your responses. The weight is 1.7g.
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I answered this in another thread you posted Monday, with explanations.
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