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Jefferson nickel found when coin roll hunting- is this a struck through coin or another probl

JWPJWP Posts: 14,714 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 9, 2022 1:33PM in Q & A Forum

Found this Jefferson nickel while coin roll hunting. It appears to me to be struck through. The obverse is rather flat and the reverse is kind of concave like a Bowl. There is no visible date and it doesn't appear to have any PMD from what I can see. I'd appreciate if anyone has an opinion and could possibly identify the actual problem and cause that created this nickel.

Any idea what might be the cause of the blue spot on the obverse of the nickel?

These pictures show a higher magnification of the nickel.

The long black spot is between the back of the neck and the hair braid.

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 14,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't see any abuse and if grease was a factor, it would have been small areas.

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 14,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A possibility

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  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Because of the abuse, it would be difficult to determine if it was struck thru grease or just worn


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

    It’s all damage – looks like a coin has been buffed - removing some of the details. It is not an error coin of any kind I’m sorry to say.

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone was killing some time with this one.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone went whiz crazy on the obv, while testing their new dremel tool. Peace Roy

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