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1900 V Nickel, Copper Washed?

 
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 Posted 04/15/2021  5:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is probably PMD, perhaps someone's attempt at making a racketeer nickel but I wanted to get a opinion from the learned of the community. Sorry the pictures aren't clearer. Lots of copper showing on both obverse and reverse.

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 Posted 04/15/2021  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental damage.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 04/15/2021  6:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have several well-circulated Liberty nickels with a similar appearance. Not sure what the early 20th century (stagecoach) version of a "coffee cup holder" coin would be, but that's what this is.
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 Posted 04/15/2021  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some sort of environmental damage for sure. Buried for some time?
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 Posted 04/15/2021  8:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have several well-circulated Liberty nickels with a similar appearance.


Me too! Mostly on the lower condition ones.
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 Posted 04/16/2021  12:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ halfamind..."stagecoach...cup holder"....I'm thinking spittoon cup holder...
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 Posted 04/16/2021  02:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First let me say that I truly value the opinions and expertise I have found on this site. Some issues with coins present more of a learning curve than others. I was doing more research and I discovered that PCGS one used the term on slabbed coins "sintered planchet" to describe this type of condition as an error. The term was incorrectly used and they have since replaced the term with "Improperly Annealed". From my understanding this occurs when copper dust adheres to the surface of the planchet during the heating and annealing process. The slabbed coins I have seen labeled as such exhibit the same qualities as this nickel, especially the blotchy appearance on the reverse of this coin. Now I have yet to find another example on a Liberty nickel but I see this on Jeffersons, clad quarters and clad dimes as well. On the clad coins it appears to be more of a copper toning, often referred to as "Copper Washed" but on the nickel coins it is very close to what I am seeing here and labeled "Improperly Annealed". I would think that if it were environmental damage, there would be corrosion or other such problems which I am not seeing here. Your thoughts?
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 Posted 04/16/2021  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnjkedel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think just plain old ED - maybe from the ground as Coinfrog suggests.
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