Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Linda Shierling, Aug 12, 2017.
Any ideas what this is? 6.69 grams.
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looks like someone took a torch to a buffalo nickel...
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.
I kinda like it! Lots of rough and primitive character, sorta like a Flintstones™ nickel!
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.
Thanks...it's not magnetic. sent a photo of the measurement.
Yea....I see that about it. could be
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
Ok....now I see the buffalo...didn't see it that well before.
so is the weight right for a buffalo nickel?
It appears something like solder has been added to it therefore making it weigh more.
is there any value to it?
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.
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.
Well thank you lordmarcovan ....I'll take charming.
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.
Alas, not a full horn.
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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?
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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