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Is This A Buffalo Nickel Broadstrike?

 
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 Posted 01/11/2021  8:54 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jadenusa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Came across this specimen, a very thin rim along the entire obverse and reverse. Is this an example of a broadstrike error or something else? Thank you





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@jaden, can you please post the diameter of this coin? Thx.
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 Posted 01/11/2021  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Full pics of both sides, please.



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 Posted 01/11/2021  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jadenusa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence, I was told there would be no math?

Looks like 21mm on the nose. My scope won't do a full view, but I'll try with the loupe
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@jaden, no where in the CCF terms of use does it state no math.

Since this coin is exactly the correct diameter, I'm struggling to see how it could be broadstruck. Let's see what the others think.
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 Posted 01/11/2021  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jadenusa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence I could have been mistaken, I was using the Mrs. ruler looking through the scope. Here's the full shot, front/back. The rim seems to be uniform on both sides.



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 Posted 01/11/2021  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it might be a former Encased Coin
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 Posted 01/12/2021  07:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jadenusa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Re-measured last night, 21.25mm or there abouts. Might try to scan it and measure digitally today. On the encasing, I'd wonder why someone would encase a lower quality coin like this? Otherwise is it worth sending off for verification on a broadstrike? Thanks all!
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I think Adam calls it.
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By encased, I mean put in a "lucky nickel" or similar encasement. These encasements damage the rim of the coin permanently. As such, low grade common coins are usually the only coins ever encased in this manner. If you google search "encased nickel" you will see what I mean.

There's no need to send it anywhere for authentication, it would be a waste of money. I can assure you it is not a mint error. The diameter you measured is 1 thousandth of an inch off from the normal width of a nickel, so I'm inclined to say that the measurement device was off rather than the nickel. Regardless, there's no way a nickel struck out of collar would show only a thousandth of expansion.
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Wild... thanks guys, appreciate the education on it!

I have another coin that's the opposite, super chunky rim. It doesn't look like wear flattening, rather the rim was struck twice. What is that called?

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We would need to see pictures to tell you for sure, but it sounds like it may be a misaligned die. Whenever you get pictures feel free to make another thread!
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