What is it? Nickel?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Linda Shierling, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    Any ideas what this is? 6.69 grams. 15025942879031002169230.jpg 15025943250141778539685.jpg 1502594339709538110737.jpg 15025943577781089291812.jpg 1502594375220420033135.jpg 15025943921291066750235.jpg
     

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  3. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    looks like someone took a torch to a buffalo nickel...
     
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  4. redeyelou

    redeyelou Rollin' dimes

    6.69g....nickel should be 5g. What is the diameter? Odds are post mint damage like someone tried to fuse something to it...very interesting if nothing else. Curious to see some of the experts comments...

    Edit: You also may just want to make sure it's not magnetic to help rule out possibilities.
     
  5. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    I kinda like it! Lots of rough and primitive character, sorta like a Flintstones™ nickel!
     
  6. redeyelou

    redeyelou Rollin' dimes

    And the first pic has me thinking Flying cent...wouldn't happen to be 19mm in diameter would it? Weight is still way off though.
     
  7. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

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  8. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    Thanks...it's not magnetic. sent a photo of the measurement.
     
  9. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    Yea....I see that about it. could be
     
  10. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    Lol....I love that! that's what I'll call it....My Flintstone Coin. and kinda like some of these guys on here too. lol
     
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  11. redeyelou

    redeyelou Rollin' dimes

    Ok....now I see the buffalo...didn't see it that well before.
     
  12. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    so is the weight right for a buffalo nickel?
     
  13. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    It appears something like solder has been added to it therefore making it weigh more.
     
  14. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    is there any value to it?
     
  15. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    No and sadly if you tried to spend it the cashier might look at it kinda funny. Well in my opinion there's no value but with eBay who knows lol.
     
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    Yep, it's a 1913-38 Buffalo nickel that has seen better days and had heat applied. Worth barely a nickel as-is - if you could find someone to accept it as such - but it does have some charm. (It is "cool-ugly", unlike the 2014 cent you posted last night, which was plain ol' nasty-ugly). It would be a good pocket piece. Essentially worthless, but it is at least old and interesting.

    "Flintstone nickel", indeed.
     
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  17. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    Well thank you lordmarcovan ....I'll take charming.
     
  18. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    But the weight is too heavy. Something must have been added to the buffalo.
    Buffalo weighs 5.0 grams. There is an extra 1.7g of metal here.
     
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  20. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    Wow how'd you do That? That really tells the story. That's exactly what it is. And we wouldn't consider thus an error coin? And not worth much?
     
  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    No it's not an error. An error is a mistake that happens at the mint.
    What happens after the mint is damage, either intentional or accidental.
    This is damage. But there might be part of another coin welded in with the buffalo.
     
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