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Why Does This 2008-P Nickel Look Diffrent

 
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 Posted 06/12/2021  8:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone please tell me why this 2008-P nickle looks so different from the other ones?

compared to

the 2008 one looks more detailed sticks out more
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06/13/2021 12:27 am
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 Posted 06/12/2021  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please be specific about the differences you see.
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 Posted 06/12/2021  10:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add atticguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aside from being worn out, it looks normal to me.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  04:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like environmental damage to me.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  07:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The top one has seen time "in the wild", which has cause dth colour change. It might have been sitting out in the rain, or in a public fountain or swimming pool, or been stuck in a commercial washing machine for a while. It might even have been buried and dug up again. All of these things coul cause such discolouration.

It's also seen considerable wear on the high points, which to me lends credence to the "washing machine" hypothesis.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  07:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree. The first coin was exposed to a somewhat harsh environment for a time--accounting for the dull, harsh 'look' (no luster). I'm leaning toward a spell in a pool, pond, or fountain.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So no difference between these two 2008-P nickle

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 Posted 06/13/2021  08:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one that looks more dull might be a cup holder coin.
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