Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Mark1971, May 27, 2020.
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There's no Zinc in Jefferson Nickels. Other than War Nickels they're composed of .750 copper and .250 nickel.
I'm no expert but I've never seen a clipped coin that looks like that. IMO it's damaged. As always, wait for more opinions.
Ok thanks. It just seemed odd to me, and I could not see how it could get broken like that without being bent in some way.
Maybe subjected to extremely low temperatures (liquid oxygen or some such thing) and then struck, breaking that section off? Just a thought. When I was in the Air Force, the guys refilling the aircrafts liquid oxygen (-297º) would sometimes freeze a steel tool and strike it just to watch it shatter. Bored for sure. LOL
If you can spend it at face value, do it! (there's only about 4.5 cents worth of coin left)
Broken planchet? Ragged clip? Maybe just too ugly to tell with any certainty. Probably just damage as others have indicated. I’ll save it anyway and throw it in the “Most likely damaged, but still neat anyway” stash.
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