I think I have a improper alloy mix nickel.

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by coinman2, May 23, 2020.

  1. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    Its copper in color. It's some sort of a error 15902919815427733361785278079710.jpg 15902919498882693721279939204681.jpg 15902919215918829558604867315528.jpg
     
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  3. Reality1000

    Reality1000 Member

    May be struck on a Penny Planchet (check weight) or could be what is referred to as annealed.
     
  4. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    Its 4.92g
     
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  5. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    Now it says 4.96g
     
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  6. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    It just sits between 4.92g and 4.96
     
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  7. Reality1000

    Reality1000 Member

    US Nickels minted since 1965 weigh 5 grams. Pennies 2.5 grams. Probably Annealed: "Improper Annealing or Improper Plating used to be called Sintered planchets or Sintered Plating. It is thought that during the annealing process pure metal molecules, as in copper, migrate to the surface of the coin and form layers. With that add some heat and oxygen and coins can become reddish, black, and spotted from oxidization of the purer metal. Modern improperly annealed planchets are worth $35* to $120* but early dates and denominations like an Eisenhower Dollar can be worth $400.* Value depends on the grade of the coin as well and alloy."
    * Look for latest pricing as they could have appreciated in value.
     
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  8. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    Ok thank you very much
     
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  9. Reality1000

    Reality1000 Member

    Your welcome, I am new here but know a little about coins. I am sure some more knowledgeable members will offer more insight as well. TC
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No.
    If it were the case it would be the same size, width and weight of a cent Planchet. Also, in 2006 Cent planchets were made of copper pkated zinc. That is not a copper plated zinc planchet.
     
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That is a normal nickel. There is a weight varience for coins that could be +/-

    Your nickel is not improper alloy mix. Just normal Environmental toning damage. Nickels ate made of Cupro-Nickel so it contains a bit of copper. The copper will turn darker when exposed to the elements or a harsh chemical.
     
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes that is correct.

    Mr. Ed - Specializing in Collecting Mint Erros since 1986
     
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    20171224_140434.jpg
    Here are examples from my metal detected Cupro-Nickel coins.. Meaning clad and nickels.
    20190519_144911-1.jpg 20190519_144934-1.jpg
    20190519_144614-1.jpg 20190519_144632-1.jpg 20190316_113034-1.jpg
     
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Here is a true Nickel struck on Cent Planchet from my collection.
    5C on 1C.jpg
     
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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Incorrect again.
     
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  16. Reality1000

    Reality1000 Member

    coinman2 We eliminated early on that the weight was correct for a nickel and it wasn't on a penny planchet. I also disclosed I am new here and never said I was an expert. There is a way to be polite and then there is a way to be something else. It should always be pleasant on here but I'm quickly finding that's a challenge for many. There are some very nice people on here like you too. I hope for me they counterweight some but if not I've not been here too long anyhow lol. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
     
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  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I want to make a suggestion. And I want to do it in the nicest way possible. I admire you trying to figure out what the issue could be. But when you are not sure when you give three different possibilities of what it could be when it is simply damage that can cause confusion especially to coinman2 who is fairly new to collecting. Better to not say anything if you're not sure.
    We will see the thread and we will answer it properly.

    Peace :angelic:
     
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  18. cpm9ball

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    Here we go again! ~ Chris
     
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  19. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    No. Incorrect again.
    U.S. Nickels are made from Cupro-Nickel and are 75% Copper and 25% Nickel.
    75% is considered Mostly Copper not "a bit of"
    "We" don't want to confuse any newbies now do we.
     
  20. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Correctomundo! Thanks buddy ;)
     
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  21. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Since 1866 except WWII issue 42-45
     
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