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1943 P Magnetic Jefferson Nickel 5.3 Grams

 
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 Posted 08/09/2020  10:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lixen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So my husband acquired a few coins from his father. This is one of them. It's not a 42/43 variety and it doesn't fit the criteria for a henning because it has a P. A magnet will hold the coin on all sides. Not as strong as a steel penny but it's not a weak hold, either. The weight is 5.3 grams and it is very shiny. Any ideas?#8206;


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 Posted 08/09/2020  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks as if its been plated - which would explain it being magnetic. There were many, many sets put together in a plastic holder with cardboard insert entitled "Obsolete Coins of Yesteryear." You can google to see pictures of the sets. My local bank, when I was a kid, was giving these out and all of the coins in it were plated to make them look shiny.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  11:09 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Edited for error.
So yes, its likely plated accounting for it being a bit overweight.
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 Posted 08/10/2020  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was going to say the same thing . The coin doesn't have a normal look to it because it was plated .
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