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Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,308 ✭✭✭
edited May 3, 2022 2:12PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Did all of the early (1880's) racketeer nickels have reeded edges or were they just gold plated?


  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. I have owned several from the period that have some gold plating left but no reeded edges. The ones that do are way cooler.

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I tried picking up a decent example a couple of weeks ago. Coin had XF detail and the plating was 50%. The reading though was well done.
    I thought it would close at $40. or so and I was way off!



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

    Everything I’ve read talks about how the vast majority were made to order in the 1960s.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 3, 2022 3:24PM

    @TurtleCat said:
    Everything I’ve read talks about how the vast majority were made to order in the 1960s.

    Those are usually well worn with bright gold plating.

  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,870 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have three plated V nics..
    Interestingly, the only one with reeding is also a love token.
    It seems fairly common to find LT's gold plated, so I can't really speculate on any of these being truly racketeer made..

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one I picked up a long time ago... No reeding... So I believe it is a just a plated nickel. Cheers, RickO

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just for reference.


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