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Did someone go crazy with this nickel or what

erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

Still weighed 5g. I'm assuming that it was polished but wasn't really sure.



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    Insider3Insider3 Posts: 260 ✭✭✭

    Possibly copper plated. This can even happen with old dip.

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 19, 2024 6:17PM

    By looking at the obverse, I would guess acid treated. Of course I've never acid treated a nickel so I wouldn't know what the results would look like.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    First thought is a metal detector find...enviornmental damage.
    bob :)

    That was my first thought based on the porous surfaces and the fact that nickels are 75% copper. Spend it.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭

    Have seen many like that, it is environmental damage.
    Hard to say exactly what kind though.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it could have been a ground recovery piece gotten by metal detector??? In any case... 5 cents...

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    Possibly put in a tumbler with copper pennies and harsh cleaning chemicals?

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @AUandAG said:
    First thought is a metal detector find...enviornmental damage.
    bob :)

    That was my first thought based on the porous surfaces and the fact that nickels are 75% copper. Spend it.

    Mine too

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    This was sitting in a urinal at a truck stop. I wouldn't touch it.

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