War Nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by USCoinCollector42, May 16, 2018.

  1. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

    What do you guys think of this war nickel? It looks similar to some of the lincoln “woodies” I’ve seen. My guess is an improperly mixed alloy but I’m not sure about what’s going on with Jefferson’s neck. Would this be a type of lamination error or a die break?

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    Thanks in advance for all replies.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Correct itsa woodie nickel
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  4. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Silver War Nickels are notorious
    for laminations and improper
    metal mixture of the planchet strips.

    I guess manganese doesn't bond
    well, or the Mint didn't know how
    to do it in 1942-1945.

    These are very common.
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  5. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    That is a LAM imo, and its called a "woody". Woodies are more common in 1970-1980s lincoln cents.
  6. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I believe you but I've seen my share of woody silver nickels. Maybe i slept thru the 70-80 period
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