Hmmm nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Joe kool, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Joe kool

    Joe kool Active Member

    Can someone help me out with this. Is it PMD? If so would you know how it could have been done? 15794738397683691389803852098346.jpg 1579473874064122734582690705704.jpg 15794738958401628503092282268988.jpg
     
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  3. Joe kool

    Joe kool Active Member

    This is the edge
     

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  4. Sl1mJ1m

    Sl1mJ1m New Member

    In my opinion its definitely PMD. It is odd though, perhaps some kind of acid
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Maybe a Dryer Coin.. Damaged by tumbling around between the drum and the wall of an industrial clothes dryer. The flaking on the edge is good evidence of that.
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    PMD all the day.
     
  7. Joe kool

    Joe kool Active Member

    Hey guys just out of curiosity I weighed the nickel it came out to be 4.95/96 so I weighed about 15 others and they were all close 4 of them weighed the same as the one in picture. Plus the one in picture has a vertical line in front of his face. The other 15 were not in bad shape.
     
  8. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    It’s damage but it looks like acid at that coin up
     
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I have found nickels like that at the beach, def environmental damage
     
  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Dryer coins that have spent a lot of time tumbling tend to have the rims folded over onto the letters. Yours looks like it may have experienced a similar fate.

    Also, the weight tolerance for Nickels are +/-0.19gms, so there is a possibility that the starting weight was on the higher side of 5.00. You can never know for sure, but it's a possible explanation why it weighs the same as other nickels.

    Bottom line, there is no part of the minting or die making process that would produce a coin that looks like yours. It really doesn't matter if any of the damage explanations are correct (acid, dryer, beach), if you can't explain how it could happen at the mint, then it's very unlikely that it's an error
     
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