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Strange 1964 Jefferson Nickel with Ridges?

New to the forum, Hello all, amateur coin enthusiast came across this strange nickel with ridges, and even more bizarre it's a 1964 Jefferson nickel no mint mark in pretty good condition. I can not find any info regarding nickels with ridges. Guessing its done post mint but why? and so precise?


  • the back of the coin

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 7,998 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    One of the first things you will want to do is weigh it.
    Please report back the weight of the coin.

  • sorry. it weighs 5 grams

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 542 ✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2023 4:25AM

    To have the reeding ( ridges) they would have to be on the collar die and as far as I know, there
    is no 5 cent collar die with reeding. It would have been added after the coin left the mint.
    How it was done doesn’t really matter as it is now classed as PMD.

  • thanks. guess that means I can stop looking for condos on the beach?

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    But it's still a very interesting coin that would generate some interest on ebay.

  • thanks for the feedback, took it to some local dealers, who also thought it was unique, but were more precious metal dealers. I have been doing some research and cannot find anything like it. The only instance I can find of someone adding ridges post mint, was in 1938 on a Buffalo Nickel by Ira Reed for a promotion.

  • UncleDanoUncleDano Posts: 85 ✭✭


    Collector of what ever looks good to me today.

  • UncleDanoUncleDano Posts: 85 ✭✭

    denticles on a Jefferson - very strange, never seen that before.

    Collector of what ever looks good to me today.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If done by hand then sombodey sure had alot of time on their hands........ B)

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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