Post By GhostCoast
May 05, 2012, 12:26 PM
Messed up nickel. What do I have?
Got this nickel back in change and think it is a mint error. Same blurry effect on both sides, I think it it is a grease error but hav enot seen a two sided one yet, please help.
May 05, 2012 12:26 PM
May 05, 2012, 03:03 PM
The Green Digger'
Looks like a 2001 (P)
Interesting how it looks though, almost smeared. I've seen a few coins look like this but they are usually much older.
May 06, 2012, 03:47 PM
It looks like it was sitting in salt water at the beach I find coins like this all the time with this type of pitting metal detecting
May 06, 2012, 03:48 PM
May 06, 2012, 03:57 PM
It looks like a combo of the sand and salt water over a long period of time
May 10, 2012, 08:59 AM
I noticed that the letters at the bottom do not seem to have the same kind/amount of wear as the rest of the nickel. I think that natural/sea wear would be more uniform. Worn die? Also less probable. The wear looks intentional/man-made to me.
May 10, 2012, 08:55 PM
What you have there is rarely seen and more rarely found. It's a true P.O.S nickel. J/k, I have no idea, really....
May 12, 2012, 08:25 AM
Using this nickel as an example, I don't see how your statements explain the result shown in the images. In a die, Monticello would be the deepest recessed part of the die. The lettering would be one of the least recessed portions of the die. I think the lettering would suffer failure equal to (if not more than) the deepest recessed portions. YMMV
Originally Posted by CoinHELP!
May 12, 2012, 08:07 PM
I love to help people learn about the coins they find or collect.
I digress in my statements. The coin is most likely a dryer coin.
Originally Posted by Arizona Bob
Last edited by CoinHELP!; May 14, 2012 at 09:54 PM.
May 13, 2012, 07:39 AM
The coin is one of two things, (1) it's either a commercial dryer coin or (2) it's been acid dipped But most definitely did not come from the mint this way.
I'm not an expert but thirty years of collecting error coin's tells me this.There is nothing in the minting process of a coin that can cause this but there is a million ways the coin can be damaged after the collar is released and the coin is ejected. It's "PMD" Post Mint Damage
May 13, 2012, 04:06 PM
I gotta agree with Jasper62. It's some kind of post mint hocus pocus.
May 13, 2012, 04:32 PM
Looks like a dug coin that was cleaned to me. Looks like someone tumbled it with sand then tumbled with jewelers shot. No an error that's for sure.
May 15, 2012, 11:11 AM
I have a wheatie that is like that, no date and no letters either
and always thought it was a mint error. I will post pics when I can.
May 15, 2012, 09:28 PM
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