Damage, or once a beautiful DDO - 1985P Nickel

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  1. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    What do we think? Doubling at “LIBERTY” ?? D1DE9502-6E35-4D6D-A1A6-7647E32EB5B6.jpeg 72CC8578-C5B8-42D9-9205-B54BB7941647.jpeg A990F3DE-1240-402E-83BC-02A28BEBA125.jpeg 7D3C9CAB-693B-4EDB-BE5D-F7FBF63F1313.jpeg
     
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  3. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    This one has a few things going on. If you look at the fields, you'll see that the flow pattern from the coining is visible. The outer devices show die deterioration where the letters/numbers are losing definition especially towards the rim. The Monticello and bust are mushy as are FIVE CENTS. Add plenty of wear...a sloppy looking nickel. Still doing it's job but looking old.
     
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  4. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Hahaha I was WAY out in left field haha.
     
  5. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Alright good sir, teaching monument. You ready?
     
  6. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    EVERYTHING is doubled/tripled. Words, date, face, eye, hair, Even the facial creases! What is going on here?

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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Extreme Die Deterioration issue. Not a Doubled nor Tripled Die variety.
     
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  8. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    whatttt!!!! Haha! I figured. Worth a chuckle though. thank you.
     
  9. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

    I've read about "flow patterns" and "ridge rings" on numerous threads pertaining to die deterioration. I know what ridge rings are. Can you help me to understand what the indicative flow patterns are? Are you referring to these wavy radial lines? Thank you!
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  10. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

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  14. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Okay, by why is this nickel any different? This nickel sold for around 5k I believe. Clearly, I’m not saying mine was worth anything, but I would love for someone to explain the difference.

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  15. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

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  16. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    That's a true doubled die. Look at the profile and the eye. The die was doubled to cause that effect on the planchet struck. The worn die caused the effect on your nickel. As the die deteriorates, sharp lines and details become washed out and things like a berm look like a raised area associated with doubling of a die. But it's just die fatigue.
     
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  17. PennyRich

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    Rounded doubling vs my square-edged doubling, got it lol.
     
  18. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    I don’t think I have ever been wrong so much in my combined life haha.
     
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