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2004 -P Lewis and Clark error

fnettyfnetty Posts: 30 ✭✭✭
edited March 11, 2021 3:20AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Found in roll years ago. Does anyone know what type of error is this called? Thanks


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can't tell if it's missing a layer or chemical pmd. Peace Roy

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since a nickel isn’t clad, it looks like some kind of environmental or intentional chemical reaction to me.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nickels are a solid 75%Copper 25%Nickel alloy it can't be missing a layer.

    It doesn't look like a improperly annealed planchet. I'm going with environmental damage or some post mint coating. Whatever is on it seems to be peeling on the Obv at the top of the head and rev under the STATES OF

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is post mint damage....either environmental or intentional. No numismatic premium. Cheers, RickO

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is someone's science experiment

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS will certify it as a Mint Error,
    "Mis-Annealed Planchet Obv./Rev."

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice to know it’s a real error. I haven’t seen one like that before. I stand happily corrected.

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Improperly Annealed Planchet error 100% for sure, Nice coin.

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like that nickel. Great find!

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interestingly, once it becomes a genuine error, it turns from ugly to pretty.


  • GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agreed - it’s a genuine improperly annealed error. They don’t all look like this, but there are many of this type with the exact same surface colors.

    The alloy includes copper which migrates to the surface when annealed too long or under too much heat.

  • fnettyfnetty Posts: 30 ✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone for your responses. I appreciate it.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,337 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If Fred says it's an error, believe me, it is.

    bob :)

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    Interestingly, once it becomes a genuine error, it turns from ugly to pretty.

    Lol, for me it goes from ugly to interesting. The kind of thing I’d prefer to find and not buy.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess by pretty I meant interesting and by ugly, I meant not interesting.


  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Kennedys are my quest...

  • fnettyfnetty Posts: 30 ✭✭✭

    Nice coin

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