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1949 Nickel Near Black Color

 
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 Posted 03/08/2021  2:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is it an error? or some kind of PMD? or is it caused by some other issue? unlikely that it is just simple toning?
Personally, I do not believe it is caused by chemicals and I also do not think, having the coin in hand, that it was buried.
But, who knows?
weight is 4.57 grams



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 Posted 03/08/2021  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly in a fire or similar?
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 Posted 03/08/2021  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It didn't look like that when it was struck so it has to be damage of some sort.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental damage of some sort. Maybe it was in a fire or buried for a time in the ground.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zonad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XRF it, maybe steel blank?
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 Posted 03/08/2021  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
good suggestions, thanks guys.
THE closest XRF machine is about 100KM away. so it will have to wait.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sewer line find .
The city boys used to bring
all kinds of junk like this to our
Shop when they tore up Victoria.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Check TerryT's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TerryT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cast copy- not nickel ? Magnetic ? Weight ? What does the edge look like ?
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 Posted 03/08/2021  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely looks like environmental damage to me.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Cast copy- not nickel ? Magnetic ? Weight ? What does the edge look like ?

weight = 4.75 grams
cast copy? NO absolutely no indication anywhere.
Magnetic? Yes
edge: is clean smooth =used

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I never had the opportunity to see your shop in victoria. Where was it? I normally patronized Ron Fr., Clay, Mike and the Russian,, but there were no deals from him. plus a couple of private guys. got some top stuff from Ron. he was more into stamps.
do you think there will be a show this year?
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 Posted 03/09/2021  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Check TerryT's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TerryT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, I missed seeing the weight in your original post.
Items that are cast can have many tiny dots such as your coin. Cast spelter would have a similar appearance and could turn black.
However, being magnetic and the correct weight confirm it's real and nickel.
That leaves environmental damage - sewer coin or sat in road salt and mud a long time. It's only worth 5 cents so scratch the edge and it should be shiny. Case closed.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shop was first on Fort til 91 then on View to 97.
They are trying to get a Fall show together , but
with all the Cov 19 madness who knows .
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Pacific
that was all before my island time.
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Pacific
that was all before my island time.
Terry
its not for value.. I just have it for some time and had no idea why it was nearly black
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