I've done an extensive about of research on this nickel because from what I can see it has something going no. I am very new to the hobby but very passionate. can someone help me understand what I am looking at here. my focus is mostly on the reverse around the edges.
BTW this my 1st post. please don't judge my errors if any. Also, the pics I took were the best I can do given the equipment I own.
@lam, first welcome to CCF. Second, your pics are well above average for a first-time poster. Well done. With respect to your nickel, I'm seeing some metal rolled over from the rim onto the field (primarily on the rev). This is a sign of mechanical damage common with so-called dryer coins.
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Circulation issues is the biggest problem. It has been out there a long time. It has been through many hands, vending machines, dryers, counting machines, casino machines. It will always worth a nickel, and too many of these are were struck to be in the condition to be worth more than face value. It is like a car. It have be used, abused, wrecked and put into the yard, but will be a car until it is recycled. This one still has a lot of mileage on it to go forward with, doing the job it was intended to do.