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1988 D Jefferson Nickel - Why Does This Coin Look Plated?

 
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 Posted 12/08/2019  01:44 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JawTex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


I was surprised to see on the reverse at this nickel that the surface metal is wearing away and revealing a yellowish metal hello. That suggests to me that the coin is plated but I didn't think nickels were plated. Can anyone explain?
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 Posted 12/08/2019  04:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. I'm not seeing anything out of the ordinary.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  04:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jt, first welcome to CCF. Second, your nickel looks like it has just normal circulation wear and tear. With that said, sometimes coins are plated by people after they leave the mint and this adds no value to the coin.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Doesn't appear plated in these pics.



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 Posted 12/08/2019  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A natural start of the toning process from it's environment would be my answer.
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 Posted 12/09/2019  4:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add garys64wildcat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just bought a box $100.00 worth of circulated nickels this week, and I found at least ten of those nickles and I say they are road rash. a worth face value
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