Damage or the Coolest Lamination ever?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Sunflower_Coins, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Sunflower_Coins

    Sunflower_Coins Importer and Exporter

    I pulled a large lot of Buffalo Nickels off Ebay and they arrived yesterday. At first glance, I thought this low grade 1923-S was damaged, but upon closer inspection it appears to be a lamination:

    1923-S_War Paint_Nickel.jpg


    A large chunk of planchet is missing on the Indian's cheek, stretching from his braids to the corner of his nose. The "veiny" appearance underneath is similar to lamination I've seen on other Buffalo nickels.

    At any rate, I thought it was pretty neat and have dubbed it a "War Paint" lamination.
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Lamination.. De-Laminated ;)
     
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  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

  5. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    The raised disturbed metal around the gouge would tend to indicate that this is post-mint damage.
     
  6. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I’m not seeing this
     
  7. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    This is what I'm looking at:

    1923-S_War Paint_Nickel.jpg
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a detached lamination to me.
     
  9. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    That would make a good pairing with my "Bearded Indian"

    IMG_7733 (Custom).JPG
     
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  10. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I’m seeing reflections of light off the abrupt end of the metal. No movement
     
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