Jefferson nickel error--messed up coin--what have I got here?
I am posting this because I don't know errors very well and I want to get opinions on just what I've got here. I intend to submit this at Baltimore. It is one messed up Jefferson. I have heard various comments on what it is as follows, but it certainly has multiple things going on:
- It is a mated pair and fits together;
- It is at least double struck;
- I don't think it is a split planchet as there are light strike impressions on the back side of each piece;
- I thought it was a feeder finger, but now I think it is struck on a fragment;
- The fragment appears to have a clip;
- I have been told that the larger piece is a capped die, and it appears so, as opposed to a broadstrike;
- The larger piece weighs 4.93 gms., which I think is within tolerance, and the smaller piece weighs 2.72 gms.; and
- FWIW, it is uncirculated and a full step coin, which I grade a 63, and I haven't seen one with this much going on before, but I am also a relative newby on errors, and generally don't collect them.
For now, I am calling it a mated pair, double struck, struck on a fragment with a clip, and with a capped die, or something like that.