Packaged nickel with no face

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Fur13, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Fur13

    Fur13 New Member

    I have a nickel that I found in an old storage unit that I've kept because I thought it was pretty cool... I was just wondering if it's worth anything.

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  3. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Why can't you take it out of the packaging and photograph the obverse? The photo is really small, but based on the quality of the reverse strike and relief it looks like it is from 70's or 80's.

    In order to answer your question of value, we need larger photographs of both sides of the coin.
  4. Fur13

    Fur13 New Member

    I never took it out because I don't know if that would ruin the "value" but when I run my finger across the back it feels smooth. If the value of the coin will not depreciate by me taking it out of the package then I could open it I just always thought it was pretty cool that it was in a package.
  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I would be interested in hearing if anyone can identify possibly, who may have used this type of packaging first before anything else. Possibly a promo item of some sort? Maybe something like the Cheerios cents? Or some non profit promo item?
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to CT. I would leave it in the packaging, at least to see if anyone can identify it. If no one can you can always remove it later.
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  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    There's no see through on the other side of the holder.
    There's no way to tell what's on the obverse without taking it out,
    and looking it at and photographing it.
  8. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    It feels smooth because the packaging is thick enough to make it feel smooth. That isn't any type of mint packaging I'm aware of and if it belonged to secondary marketing company, it was part of a set that has now been cut into pieces, thereby ruining the value of said packaging. The only way to determine the value is to remove the coin.
  9. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    It's doubtful that it has any great value. I suspect our fellow enthusiasts are right; something like a promotional piece. Why a nickel? Hard to say. But my guess is that this nickel is worth the going rate for an AU/BU nickel for whatever year it is.
  10. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    While I agree that it probably isn’t worth much, if the OPs coin is a gem grade full step Jefferson from the 70’s or 80’s it will have significant value. All I can see from that photo is that the reverse detail looks excellent which is why I don’t think it is from the 50’s or 60’s. The relief of the reverse looks to high to be from the late 90’s or after.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Possibly a coin included with mass mailing to attract interest or get a response. typical now they just glue the coin to the letter, it used to be they might have them in a manila envelope with a cellophane window or just a cellophane package and attach that to the letter. The OP's item could be something similar.
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