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1914 Italia 20c Damage ?!

 
 
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Lebanon
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 Posted 09/11/2019  07:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chronos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello
What would make a coin in this condition?!



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 Posted 09/11/2019  08:14 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Nickel coins aren't usually seen as grotty as this! Perhaps it was lost on a shingle beach, got knocked about by the tide for a few years, then was found, cleaned with a wire brush and put back into circulation? I've certainly found cupro-nickel coins on my local beach with similar surfaces.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are certainly signs of mechanical damage: the rims are banged so badly the coin is no longer round, and there are gashes reverse near 8:00 and 11:00.
So I think this poor coin suffered multiple forms of torture (harsh mechanical abuse and either abrasion or corrosion).

A sad fate for a very attractive coin for its era.
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09/11/2019 4:09 pm
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