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Smaller Than Normal 2016 Nickel

 
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 Posted 08/06/2022  6:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add blank page to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was rolling some coins that I had already been through, and I noticed when I was stacking some Nickels, I had a smaller coin in the stack. I pulled it out and here it is. The first picture is side by side with a normal Nickel and you can see it's a little smaller. The second picture I stacked it on top of the normal Nickel flush (to my finger) on 1 edge. You can see it is a little narrower. It is slightly shorter from the side view as well, but no picture of that. I put it on a scale and it's bouncing on 4.3 and 4.4 grams. I think a dryer coin would change shape, but maybe not lose weight. I am wondering if it went through a rock tumbler, or if it is a wrong planchet, or whatever suggestions you may have.




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 Posted 08/06/2022  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What do the edges look like?
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 Posted 08/06/2022  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the way the surfaces look my vote is that it spent some time in an acidic environment.
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 Posted 08/06/2022  7:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seem to be like a spooned coin. On R seem to miss some material and on O some extra metal. IMO better photos is need.

PS: It is an 2014 coin not 2016
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 Posted 08/06/2022  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add blank page to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got in closer for a better view. The surface is obviously rough, the edge is surprisingly smooth to touch and rounded.





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 Posted 08/06/2022  8:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight. If dipped into acid. The weight should be under 5 grams. Appears smaller than normal in width.
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 Posted 08/06/2022  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add blank page to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, lying flat it is slightly shorter than the normal example. It bounces between 4.3 and 4.4 on the scale
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 Posted 08/06/2022  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, 4.3 ,4.4. Can you compare the width and diameter with an cent of same year? just to see. If I think logic, ones clean this coin will be some 4.1 to 4.2 which mean 18% less then normal. I think to much. But if was cut with cent diameter with the all circulation seem legit on 4.1. Could be this possible in 2016? (sorry to say 2014 from the first photos)
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 Posted 08/06/2022  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add blank page to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I did not take pictures, but a 2016 penny is narrower and shorter than the little nickel
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 Posted 08/06/2022  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
inflation causes money to not go as far as before, but in this case it looks like someone sanded down the edges
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 Posted 08/07/2022  01:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure looks like damage to me: corrosion on the faces and potentially-unrelated mechanical removal of material on the edge.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The edge was filed away and the surface environmentally damaged.

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