One sided nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chieftainboss, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Chieftainboss

    Chieftainboss New Member

    Was handed this for change at work, it's a Monticello nickel with only the tails side by lightly imprinted. Any information is appreciated.
     

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  3. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Measure it beside another same type nickel 99.9% sure its been grinded down on 1 side. I had a similiar foreign coin. Im positive it will will be smaller thickness than the test coin because of one side being grinded down.

    Chris
     
  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's a Jefferson nickel that someone ground off the reverse.
     
  5. Chieftainboss

    Chieftainboss New Member

    It's clean sided with no signs of any polishes or cleaning. Completely smooth with no abrasions.
     
  6. Chieftainboss

    Chieftainboss New Member

    As you can tell by the tails side, it was barely thick enough to catch a stamp whatsoever.
     
  7. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Take a comparison picture beside a regular same series nickel.
     
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Note that the rim is gone. That tells you the coin was ground down, machined. It's just damage. No way it left the mint in this condition.
     
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Just by the circular look in the middle I can tell it was ground down. Also, As stated.. No upraised rim. That is a damaged Nickel.
    Sorry Not a Mint Error.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Coins are Struck/Minted not printed. Paper Currency is Printed

    If you understood the Minting process you would know that enough pressure has to be applied on both sides to create the image. You can't have one side with an image and another without because of not enough striking pressure on that side.
     
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    There are Mint Errors known as Struck Through Capped Die that cause one side of a Nickel to appear blank but have a slight image that looks blurry. These have an upraised rim.
    Here are 2 attributed and certified examples from my collection -
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  12. Robby Jones

    Robby Jones New Member

    I have the same nickel so it is power that the head side wa capped
     
  13. Robby Jones

    Robby Jones New Member

    I have the same nickel so it’s possible that the head side was capped at the mint.
     
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Most of the time it would be the Obverse side since it's struck with the Hammer Die.
     
  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Need a photo. It's usually damage. Errors are rare, but that would be a nice one.
     
  16. Fountainofyouth

    Fountainofyouth New Member

    I was wondering about mine as well I have the heads side it was in my coins jarbof random coins. Don't remember where I got it.
     
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  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Grinders are working overtime.
     
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