Nickel Struck Through Cloth? Paper?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    The rim on this nickel is still very well defined, so I don't think this strike through was solid metal like scrap or part of a detached planchet. Looks like it was something softer and rumpled.

    Any ideas?

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  3. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    Does this coin have rotated dies?
  4. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

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    I do know one thing!...... It's not Post Mint Damage! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif icon_smile_thumbsup.gif

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
  5. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Struck through cloth.
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  7. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    I believe this to be a true mint error. A struck through. Of what I haven;t a clue. I asked about the rotated dies because the reverse around the "IBUS" looks like it might be the Blakesly effect. I would definitely hold onto this coin! Nice find.
  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I would expect to see the pattern of the weave if it were cloth. ~ Chris
  9. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

  10. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Interesting struck through, Joe. Feels like some sort of folded detached fragment. Waiting for others' input.
  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    A cloth of some sort seems like the most reasonable answer. The edges are soft.
    When I think of struck through fragments or a detached lamination I think of ragged and sharp.
    Honestly I think it is anyone's guess.
  12. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    we have all seen struck through cloth, wheres the texture of the cloth? maybe it was smooth like silk or microfiber clothes??
  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Most of the coins that are struck through cloth are not as deep as this one. A single layer would show a weave, something folded or balled up would have a different effect.
  14. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    Now that you say that, it's definitely got to be folded.
  15. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Maybe struck through plastic. Sandwich baggie?
  16. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    I think its waded up paper. Probably the instructions on how to avoid strikethroughs.
  17. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Active Member

    Ha Ha! Very good humor for a Sunday morning.
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  18. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    I don't know how open or accessible the striking chamber is, but maybe the press operator sneezed out his chewing gum and it landed in the 'perfect spot' :rolleyes:

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  19. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    You had it upside down. I fixed it for you. :hilarious:

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  20. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    LOL I had this typed but didn't hit Post Reply.
    "Has anyone seen my gum?"
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  21. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Used tissue that was balled up maybe?
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