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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Value: 5 cents. Extremely common, well worn and damaged.

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    kevinstangkevinstang Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭

    Did Henning make any '53's?

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    silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    find these in change every once in awhile, nothing uncommon or rare

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well worn and damaged.... worth 5 cents.... Cheers, RickO

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    OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well I guess you could call it a Korean War Nickel, You should get a Whiteman Blue Coin Folder 1938 to 1963/4 and start filling it up, This Era of Jefferson Nickels is somewhat easy to complete with some patience, except for a few scarcer dates and mintmarks as well as the war nickels but not impossible.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another:
    Was there a question?

    spend it

    Frank

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    astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,856 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can get $.04 at CoinStar with it. Or for $5.99, a Whitman folder.

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    jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,380 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A book on coin values and coin collecting can be obtained cheaply at the bookstore or on Amazon. That would be the best place to ask about these coins. You have to be willing to put a little bit of your own effort into this.

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @irani said:

    Looks fake to me.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing said:

    @irani said:

    Looks fake to me.

    You took the words right outta my mouth. That thing looks like a total fake.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 21, 2017 9:50AM

    @kevinstang said:
    Did Henning make any '53's?

    That was my thought as well, and yes he did...

    Why was no picture of the reverse, by the way? That is where the mint mark would be, and also possibly some hints that it might be a Henning counterfeit, in which case it might be worth a hundred dollars or more.

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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,748 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Why do you expect it to be fake and this is the opposite

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's genuine.

    The surfaces have light 'environmental surface' problems,
    that's all......

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There was a man by the name of Henning who counterfeited nickels in the mid 1950s. He made five different dates, and 1953 was one of them. The chance of finding one is very, very small, but they do show up. 1953 is one of the rarer dates so if this were a Henning counterfeit it would be worth some money ($100, $200, ?).

    A few people (including me) thought your nickel looked a bit rough - not just worn, but roughly made. It might just be a situation where your pictures (which are very good) are picking up all the flaws on a worn coin.

    Some (not all) of the Henning counterfeits have a flaw on the reverse, which yours does not have. The only other way to confirm is to weigh it. I do not know from memory what the weight is for a fake vs a real one, but the fakes are a bit overweight.

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    Ok thank you for participating but I do not collect his work to know how much I weighed several years ago and found them in the workplace

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    giantsfan20giantsfan20 Posts: 1,404 ✭✭✭✭

    JbkWhat are the offer dates for Henning Nickels.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see you found them on the other thread. Thx for that link by the way. I never tire of reading about them, and I always need to be reminded of what the other dates are.

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