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Staples in coin

Is this worth anything? There are what looks like staples imbedded into the nickel.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,197 ✭✭✭✭✭

    short and sweet - the minting process didn't do that. some event(s) outside the mint did. it's just damage

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 799 ✭✭✭✭

    Just PMD. That occurred after it left the mint.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Raised metal surrounding the valleys = PMD

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s obviously been cut into the surface of the coin
    Damaged, as mentioned above by everyone

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,797 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've looked at your other threads. If you plan of sticking around here for a while, it would help us if you posted pictures of the entire coin (front & back/obverse & reverse) first. Them zoom in on your areas in question.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • Thanks for the response informing me it’s an after the mint damage. I appreciate it.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This coin,if kept,would be a good reference coin. Thereby you could ID a like coin if you come across one in the future.

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