Pink and green war nickel?

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by MowzerXD, Dec 5, 2022.

  1. MowzerXD

    MowzerXD Member

    Was hunting through a box of nickels and just found this cool war nickel with a copper colored hue to it and almost green on the reverse. Sadly the greenish color doesnt show up well on camera. Any idea why it almost looks copper? 20221205_231318.jpg 20221205_231307.jpg
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  3. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Probable either environmental damage or accidental plating in contaminated dip. Unattractive and nothing special.
  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    War Nickels were made of 56% copper.
  5. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    This is a better, more complete answer. Environmental damage leached out the copper in the alloy.
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  7. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    Impossible to tell exactly what caused it, whatever it is, it’s certainly environmental damage.
  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I would echo others. When I used to buy these, rarely one would look like this instead of the dark normal tone. Not sure if anyone messed with it, but maybe 1/300 nickels would look like this.
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Environmental damage, as mentioned, though I personally don't find it unattractive for a circulated War nickel. Gives it a sort of "antique patina" look. I kinda like it.
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  10. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Always good to find a war nickel while you're hunting! Save that bad boy!
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Rub it with baking soda.. It will shine right up ;)
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