Ultimate whizzing

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  1. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Received this 1943 P war nickel in change from a local gas station.
    Never seen a nickel as polished as this one. IMG_20230130_093144642.jpg IMG_20230130_093155577.jpg
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Amazing what one can accomplish with a buffing wheel and a touch of red rouge.
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  4. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    63D7DBD4-31DA-4452-B01C-430B0BB8C85D.jpeg B874A40B-DAF9-4D05-9305-3A0D654915BF.jpeg Might be plated. Maybe with nickel. Will be slightly ferromagnetic if it is.
    I found one CRH several years ago
    I’ll see if I can find a pic
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  5. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    First thing I did was put a magnet to it and it did not stick at all. It's a nice addition to my circulated nickel set.
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  7. Snowman

    Snowman Senior Member

    Old Story- back in the mid 70's the local grocery store chain "Loblaws" had a gimmick for old coins. I think it was you spend so much and you get a old coin ??? So my brother and I got one set completed. They must of whizzed thousands of these coins. So, you had a holder to put them in calling them Coins of yesteryear. One was a steel penny, a silver nickel, mercury dime, silver washington quarter and a walking half. All the silver were extremely whizzed like this one. I'll have to dig mine out.
  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I won a date set of Washington quarters in an old cardboard holder from eBay. Every one was polished like this. A shame, too -- I think there were a couple of overstruck MMs, and some of the coins were likely MS before hitting the polisher. But I got the set slightly below melt when silver was low, so not as much of a shame as it could've been -- I bought them as junk silver, and that's how I flipped them.

    Edit to add: this looks like polishing, as opposed to whizzing. Whizzing puts fine radial lines on the coin's surface, producing an imitation of original luster. Polishing just produces a mirror finish, like this.
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’m with @-jeffB ob this coin. It looks polished to death, poor thing but I don’t see those fine lines from being whizzed. I had to look again.
  10. derkerlegand

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    In time the coin becomes dull and corroded appearing. Not saying that this coin has been mercury treated, looks more like ultra polishing.
  11. Kentucky

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    Commenting on some coins in a showcase in a thrift store, another shopper pulled out a walking liberty half that was buffed to mirror brightness...
  12. Snowman

    Snowman Senior Member

    Screenshot 2023-01-30 182709.jpg Screenshot 2023-01-30 182747.jpg Here is the ad from the grocery store chain "Loblaws" here in Upstate NY. This ad was from 1973

    All the nickels & coins sold were polished just like one above. The store must of done thousands of polished coins. I was 9 at the time and thought they were cool to be so shinny.
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  13. Snowman

    Snowman Senior Member

    for those following of what I wrote - here is the silver coins I got from Loblaws back in the 70's that where super polished and whizzed - I forgot I put one in my mercury dime folder but took it out for the pic. You can easily which one it is.

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  14. iontyre

    iontyre Active Member

    I got the same set!! I think I still have the holder somewhere, though I replaced some of the coins later on. I'll have to see if I can dig it up.
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