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Very Strange 1940 Nickel PMD? Those Are Definitely Cracks Ost Looks Puzzled

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 Posted 06/18/2021  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try soaking it in acetone for 24 hrs.
It may be varnish that has dried and cracked with age.
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 Posted 06/18/2021  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post photos after clean with acetone. Very good suggestion. After I will give my opinion.
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 Posted 06/19/2021  01:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pine Creek Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm. Never seen that before.
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 Posted 06/19/2021  01:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jwazz212121 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even though I'm not supposed to wash the coin I should still try acetone? I just seen that stuff at meijer yesterday
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I'll get some in the A.M and let it soak no rubbing.
Thanks guys I hope its something cool
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 Posted 06/19/2021  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acetone is safe for coins. A lot of times I will soak an older raw coin that I have just received to get
rid of any oil or residue that may have built up on the surface.
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 Posted 06/19/2021  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with JimmyD, looks like some sort of coating that has cracked with age. At this point, it's just post mint damage ( PMD).
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 Posted 06/19/2021  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree this might be an old failed lacquer coating. Acetone could help.
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 Posted 06/19/2021  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or it can be an unthinkable ; shattered planchette due to improper metal composition .

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 Posted 06/19/2021  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try to clean the coin like I suggest before. If it is the unthinkable coin like T-BOP say normally will be parts apart.
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 Posted 06/20/2021  01:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's been through a fire.
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 Posted 06/20/2021  01:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent point Cujohn.
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 Posted 06/21/2021  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chemical damage. Alan Herbert called these "sewer coins".
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48 hours soaked in acetone. Not too much of a difference but I can see it had the D mint mark now. I noticed you can see the cracks on the rim of the coin as well.
It does look like its been in a sewer so maybe its just PMD



Thanks for your feedback back gentlemen
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The cracks are definitely on the coin itself under the coating, just trying to think what would cause a coin to crack and split apart like lightning everywhere. Man does it look cool in person
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