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