IS THIS EVEN REAL? OR WHAT?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by hollie77, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. hollie77

    hollie77 New Member

    OK so i am fairly new to coin collecting as i just started when my aunt gave me my uncles collection after he passed. i was looking thru it a few days ago and found this..... 20190915_033806.jpg 20190915_033833.jpg 20190915_033833.jpg
     
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  3. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Looks like a whole lot of PMD (post mint damage).
     
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    The effects of HCL on a coin. Acid
     
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Maybe it was in a fire or something.
    Yes it is a real Buffalo nickel, but I would guess the value has been reduced to
    5 cents.
     
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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    If that -- since it no longer shows a denomination, human cashiers might not take it, and it might have lost enough weight that machines will reject it.
     
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Lots of environmental damage, like it's been buried for a long time.
     
  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    That is without a doupt acid damage.....
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If that's the case, I turn it in to my credit union as mutilated coin and receive full face value. I do it at the end of the year with my metal detecting scrub coins.
     
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yeah, a coin has to be really badly damaged to make it impossible to exchange. But it becomes more trouble, and trouble carries a cost as well. To me, a coin that has to be set aside for special disposition is worth less than one I can just spend.

    ...wait, what did I just say? :eek:
     
  11. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Many of the damaged cents I find in Coin Star rejection bins will get rejected by the self check-out machines at Walmart but I have no trouble at all passing them on to human cashiers in supermarkets. I was unaware that banks would not take damaged coins, though.
     
  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    That's why I save them up for a year and when I have to go to the bank anyway (credit union) they do it for me. It's been like $1.50 most times. I only have half that this year because not enough silver. Just a couple of mutilated coin star dimes.
    Usually I get a real bent out quarter or chewed up nickel along with the disintegrating zinc cents.
    I did find this bad boy today:
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  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    What does the buffalo weigh? I have my doubts as to it being a real coin. Looks more like a poor quality one sided casting..
     
  14. hollie77

    hollie77 New Member

    It weighs 3gs I thought it looked like a buffalo struck on a foreign split planchet. But as I said I am fairly new to this.
     
  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Weight is only a little more than half what it should be. I'm really thinking a one sided casting.
     
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