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Shiny 1944 P Nickle Chrome Or Polish

 
 
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 Posted 06/16/2019  07:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add John1397 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this worn down 1944P nickle was wondering if this is polished or if a coin like this can be chrome plated or other procedure?
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 Posted 06/16/2019  07:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your coin is 35% silver,so my guess would be polished
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 Posted 06/16/2019  07:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@john1397, your '44 could be polished or plated (or both). I think that we will need an in-focus pic to help determine which it is.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 44 is either polished/plated.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very difficult to see from these pictures, but if you are absolutely certain that there is no wear, you can be hopeful that the '44P was struck from fresh dies.
(Similar to DMPL, with Morgans)
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 Posted 06/16/2019  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pics are too small to evaluate for me.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MJD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The silver war nickels have a unique luster in uncirculated condition, as in this 1943-D from my collection, but they never look really shiny. I would suspect your example was polished.


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 Posted 06/16/2019  9:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with the polished group...they do tend to become dull.

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 Posted 06/17/2019  02:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will accept that the '44P pictures may be a polished coin. Pictures on my screen not clear enough to confirm, either way.
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 Posted 06/17/2019  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It really doesn't matter which it is, it is now just worth melt.
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 Posted 06/21/2019  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1397 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I laid it it along proofs and other nickel seems like a chrome bumper type of finish I no not if you could get that by polishing.
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 Posted 06/22/2019  07:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a product call semichrome that can give that appearance. It is a metal polishing compound.
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 Posted 06/22/2019  07:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chrome plating the working dies, or polishing them,
produces much the same visual result.

The Royal Australian Mint has used both techniques.
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 Posted 06/22/2019  08:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need large photos of reverse and obverse .
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