War Nickel with Struck-in Slag Causing a Lamination

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    "Slag" is a term for impurities found in prepared metal that didn't get filtered out. On occasion it can be found on coining metals, especially silver coins. Like other impurities, slag can prevent proper bonding leading to laminations.

    Observe the struck-in slag after the date on this war nickel and the lamination it caused. In a couple weeks I will show a neat slag error on a Franklin half dollar.


    1945 5c slag close up.jpg 1945 5c slag obv.jpg 1945 5c P slag rev.jpg
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  3. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    I still have much to learn. I would have passed that coin as damaged!
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  4. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I have a question. I see something going on under the 5 in the date....(the 4 looks odd too). Is that because of the slag? or something else
  5. juslystn

    juslystn Member

    lams on war nickels are very common. Always neat to see them tho.
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