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1992 P Jefferson nickel has me stumped?  
 

 
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 Posted 06/18/2017  9:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SuperPoacher74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this 1992 P Jefferson nickel while dumping my already going through change into a Coinstar. The machine would not take it. After looking at the coin you can clearly see it looks to be very lightly struck, smaller in diameter than other nickels not by a lot but enough to matter and much thinner but doesn't look thinner due to wear. It weighs 3.7 grams and even sounds different everything about it is off and I would love to find out something about it because of intrigues me.











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It looks like it's seen some sort of acid treatment.
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 Posted 06/18/2017  10:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CollegeBarbers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I at first thought maybe some sort of grease strike through, but the surfaces and color suggest an acid treatment or other PMD. Possibly a school experiment for kids?
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 Posted 06/19/2017  04:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, acid soaked enough that it is out of spec, so the machine rejects it.
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I knew I would get a proper answer here..
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 Posted 06/20/2017  12:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add perfessor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
But why would someone want to acid wash this coin? Just to see what happens? Would an acid wash actually make the coin thinner and not lose the details of the designs? I know the designs are not clear but something just doesn't add up here.
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But why would someone want to acid wash this coin?


Who knows? Why would someone want to smash two coins together in a vise? I don't think we'll get an answer for that one.


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Would an acid wash actually make the coin thinner and not lose the details of the designs?


I'm certainly not an expert but, the acid will work fairly equally at eating away the surface so it won't just affect the high points. That will allow the design to remain somewhat. I can't really explain it as I see it in my head.
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