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Is There A 1917 Matt 5 Cent Silver Nickel?

 
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 Posted 08/13/2020  1:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Please have a close look at this silver nickel.
In hand it looks like a matt coin.
The questions is this: what makes the surface look like a matt coin?
Same appearance on both sides. There are no traces of any kind of tool used.
No actual cleaning traces or hairlines.
Can anyone say with certainty what it is and how it came about?
Please, to say simply it is cleaned is not the answer.
If you say so, please say HOW and with what it was done.
I posted obv and rev, same pair together to compare and also with two different lighting settings and a
pair set as a detailed blow up
Thank you all
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 Posted 08/13/2020  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Check nickelsguy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nickelsguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/13/2020  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If silver, it would weigh different than if it were nickel.
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 Posted 08/13/2020  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nickelsguy,
that is an option I never thought of...
lookd like my questions found possible answers
weight is 1.14 gr.
if so, why would the black mark remain?
does dip stuff not remove that?
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 Posted 08/13/2020  4:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was cleaned and has re-toned with a matte look.

I have a 1936 dollar that looks the same...


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if so, why would the black mark remain?


probably due to a surface defect, which is the first thing that re-tones
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 Posted 08/13/2020  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was overdipped and then it retoned.
Dipping kills luster, the more you dip the more matte-like the surface.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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