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 Posted 08/12/2017  2:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Rarenpresh78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message





I am assuming this is altered after minuting but is there any scenario where this type of error could occur? I am just looking for some insight so I can have a greater knowledge in general. Thank you.
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@Rarenpresh78, looks to me like someone took a piece of sandpaper to Monticello and brought it all down to one level. I can't tell if the rev rim has been similarly filed down or not. I'd say PMD.
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I appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion & knowledge. I am in agreement about the PMD. I think that the building was "erased" must have been done by a tool of some sort. There is very little damage to the rest of the design.
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Mostly opinion--only a little knowledge.

I'm sure others who know a lot more will weigh in also. You can kinda see how the wear marks all line up parallel to each other. That is why I was thinking a file or sandpaper, but could be a dremel tool too (especially if there isn't any damage to any of the other devices).
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Don't be so modest. It's very gracious of you to chat about this with me. But.. Let me ask again.. Is it possible that this is a mint error? Are there a set of circumstances that could produce this legit? And I've dremmeled lots of things. Never can I get that even of a grind. Not to say that someone else couldn't. Just that I have not yet been as successful.
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IMO, it's PMD. Someone has grinded the coin down. There are instances where the die is so worn that the area appears obliterated.


I recently took this coin from an uncirculated role. This coin has never been in circulation but Monticello appears very worn.
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I agree with @jnesbitt82, that an overpolished die (or, alternatively, striking through grease) can obliterate details. However, on your coin, the entire surface of Monticello has those parallel lines. In either of those two previous situations, I don't see how there could reasonably be those lines.
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jnesbitt82, I am going to take a guess that you are holding a 1954 S
second guess 1953 S
and third guess 1952 S.

It wins the least amount of steps contest prize for a BU coin bar none.
Never saw one so weakly detailed. Woah, it's a keeper just for that.
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The 1961 D looks like it was a dremel job with a wire brush bit.
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Back in Junior High School, my friends would take copper US Cents and "sand" them smooth by rubbing them back and forth on the outdoor concrete patio tables.
Possibly, something similar was done to your Nickel. IMO
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@TheNickelGuy, 54-S it is. I'm updating the other thread as we speak. I had some with up to two steps but most were gone.
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A 10 year old, a sidewalk, and a nickel = death by scrub.
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A "sparkler", attached to bottom rear of skateboard. When doing tricks and standing rears, sparks fly when contact with concrete...





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Thank you all for your replies. The dremmel theory didn't sit well with me (because of my dremmel experience) and I felt oddly unsettled over it. The other possible explanations eased my mind. Strange how an unsolved mystery can have an irritating little presence in my head. Even over something so trivial. Have a good day all.
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