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I Found A 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Possum652 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In the early 70's I was given a bunch of coins from my grandfather. I put all the coins in a cigar box. I found that box recently and googled the coins in it. There is a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel in a custom plastic block. I know from what I read about it, it is most likely a altered date coin. It looks real to me.. but I am no expert. It seems pretty elaborate for a fake considering my grandfather couldnt have paid very much for it in the 60s-70s when he bought it... he wasnt a rich man.. Here are pixs..



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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this comparison with a known real one says it all. The "3" is altered.


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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Your coin does look altered. Here is the real deal https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...liberty/3912
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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The last digit appears to be a 9 tooled to look like a 3.

Hey, but is a great conversation piece.

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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Possum652 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It seems when coins get worn the numbers get thicker.. the 3 does seem thicker than the real picture, but I thought it was just worn cause the 9 and 1 are thicker also.. I cant see any marks where a zero would have been if it were a zero turned into a 3.. If it is fake, which most likely it is...its a good fake and to me looks like a well worn 1913....
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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Possum652 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it couldnt have been a nine.. they only made these till 1912-1913... if it was a nine, it would have been 1909 so the zero would have to be turned into a 1 .. in that case they would have used a 1903...
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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While not authentic, it's an interesting coin and a keeper IMO.
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 Posted 02/23/2021  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fun find!



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 Posted 02/23/2021  1:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Possum652 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
heres an example of what I mean by the numbers looking thicker when the coin gets worn... look at the 3 on this 1903 pic..
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 Posted 02/23/2021  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. I can't tell what the date was altered from
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 Posted 02/23/2021  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the 191 looks pretty good. How bout this one: someone applied an 8 before they tried turning it into a 3.
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 Posted 02/23/2021  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not to keen on LH nickels, but if I had to take a stab I'd say altered 1910. I'm assuming only one die was used on the 1913, and the position of the 9 and 3 don't match up. The inner center portion of the 3 does not look correct and surrounding areas looks tooled to me.

Still a great conversation piece!
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 Posted 02/23/2021  4:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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if I had to take a stab I'd say altered 1910.
I have to agree. Looking at the middle point of the three, it looks like it was filled in.
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 Posted 02/23/2021  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a 1910 altered to a 1913. Johnny Hurst of Louisville used to do these.
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 Posted 02/23/2021  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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but if I had to take a stab I'd say altered 1910

I'll be darn, not a bad attempt turning the 0 into a 3 then.
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