Need help on this 1953 Nickel?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jennis0110, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Jennis0110

    Jennis0110 New Member

    Does anyone know if this is something on the nickel or what? Please have patience with me I'm just starting out with collecting coins and all. Thanks for any and all advice.

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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Everything I'm seeing is damage but I don't have a clue of what caused it.
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  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Hi Jennis, First, Welcome to Coin Talk !!

    About the coin, it is heavily damaged, so it becomes difficult to separate the Good, from the Bad, or the Ugly, if there is any Good there.
    IF there were good there, it might be that, since the large area to the South and West of Jeff's head appears to be raised, it could be, and I repeat, COULD BE (but not likely), a large cud. A cud is an area of excessive metal that starts at the rim and, usually, moves inwards.
    Please don't get your hopes up. Cuds this large are very rare. This most likely is just damage, but like Idhair, I don't know what caused it. Hang in there because we have some members who are very experienced with errors and they will be along shortly, with much more knowledgeable information. In the meantime, let me leave you with some info about cuds, which will help get you started on your journey down the road to Coin Zen, and I will also call up some of the Masters who have the knowledge you seek :


    @Fred Weinberg

    Cuds on Coins

    Jennis, virtually everyone here has knowledge you can 'mine' for help. Please trust it because the only intent is to help.
    Thanks for posting on Coin Talk !! Please come back often.
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  5. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. I agree with Hookman. Possible cud and lots of damage. Got to remember, that Jeff is 68 yrs. old. Its been around the block a time or two. Welcome again.
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Environmental Damage . It's that simple .
    WELCOME Aboard !
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    No Cud there. A Cud would be smooth.

    It looks lole some kind of extreme heat :yack:

    But thanks for sharing.
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  8. Jennis0110

    Jennis0110 New Member

    Thank you all. I kinda figured it was damaged. Thanks again
  9. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I'm always learning.
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