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1977 Nickel Is This PMD? Or Not?

 
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 Posted 10/25/2020  9:30 pm Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been holding onto this nickel for a while now. I can't make up my mind 100%. Is it PMD, or is this some sort of planchette damage before the strike?



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 Posted 10/25/2020  10:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say PMD
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 Posted 10/25/2020  11:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the metal was removed on that corner of the coin. If it were missing that area, the reverse would be weaker on that area. Try weighing the coin. It should be under 3.11 grams.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  11:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed. I'm going with PMD as well. I would also expect to see other signs of strike weakness, and there is none.
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Consider the possibility that it was a strike-through.
That would eliminate the possibility of the planchet being thin at that point and would add enough thickness for a full strike on the reverse.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  09:42 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Try weighing the coin. It should be under 3.11 grams.

I assume you had cents on your mind, and you meant 5 grams. It weighs 4.9 grams.
That is a non-conclusive result as the 2 pocket change nickels I used as controls weighed 4.9 and 5 grams.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup. Senior moment. It was under the 5 grams, because of the removal of the metal from the coin.
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Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

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