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Is This A Jefferson Nickel Error Or Road Kill

 
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 Posted 02/25/2021  10:03 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PPorro to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Pretty simple question, see photo. Could this possibly be from a coin that didn't eject so smashed when the next one was minted, or just some outside damage?

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 Posted 02/25/2021  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a damaged sandwich coin.
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 Posted 02/25/2021  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I vote road kill.
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 Posted 02/25/2021  12:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Light on the coin washes out most of the detail but does look like it is just PMD
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 Posted 02/25/2021  12:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PPorro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I'm still working on the lighting. Maybe I'll get something that I can rely on. Latest "other" coin (try #4 or 5 of the 1954 Jefferson) I placed a second light and reduced the exposure a bunch. (technical photo term of course) But honest, I was shooting at a 30th and went to 1/125th.

Problem with the extension tube on the macro lens, it's manual, so no F/Stops just adjust the lighting and the shutter speed.

As for the diffuser I've used things like old Rubbing Alcohol Bottles, cut up. Gallon milk bottles, paper napkins, and layers of shelf tape. I'm working on this coin thing as a project and learning.

I want something to diffuse the light, that can clip on and off easily. The ring light clips on the lens, LEDs, cheap from eBay. I think it's a bit to harsh.

Time to spend this nickel, it doesn't go through the counting machines.
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 Posted 02/25/2021  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could it have jammed in one of the machinery of the striking process at the mint . It does NOT look like road kill to me .
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 Posted 02/25/2021  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not road kill. But something else.
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 Posted 02/28/2021  03:44 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's just Post Mint Damage. The coin is no longer round. If you measure it from side to side and top to bottom you'll get a slightly larger number for side to side. It has a rim on most of the coin, so it was struck in the collar. The damage has displaced metal to the K-3 position beyond the limit for an in-collar strike.
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 Posted 02/28/2021  07:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PPorro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

After some more thought and looking again, I'm fairly certain that someone held it in a pliers of some sort, face down, and gave it a good whack with a small but heavy hammer. Monticello the steps are still partially there, (a depression in the coin) but the obverse is flattened.

There's also metal moved inwards on the reverse.



I had the idea of side by side with the proper matching alignment. I was trying to see what kind of pliers or tool. Just an idea.

But I'm convinced the lines from the teeth are clear enough to tell me, the accident was intentional PMD.
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