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1945 S/5? War Nickel

 
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 Posted 08/04/2021  06:51 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Brown12-B to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There is a n odd looking marking in the middle of the Monticello on the reverse of this coin that looks like a five. I'm not assuming it was meant to look like a five but it sure looks like one. The upper portion is raised while the lower portion is subdued. It's an odd one to say the least and I've even wondered if maybe someone started etching away the beginnings of a hobo nickel but the upper portion is raised. However the coin is worn so who knows if that particular area had more meat on it so to speak at the time they started. I just don't know. It's weird lol. Thank you for any input that might help figure this one out.

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 Posted 08/04/2021  06:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like vending machine damage to me.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  06:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For sure it is weird, but I think that rather than being a number 5, it is a combination of a partial round scratch and a linear, tangential scratch. Whatever it is exactly, it didn't happen during the striking process.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  07:37 am  Show Profile   Check VestigeWolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VestigeWolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone was trying to put their insignia on it to me. I forget what it is called exactly but someone will chime in.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  08:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like someone was trying to put their insignia on it to me. I forget what it is called exactly but someone will chime in


I think the word your looking for is "Counterstamp"
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 Posted 08/04/2021  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, some sort of deliberate center punch and a coincident scratch that makes it look like a partial "5".



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 Posted 08/04/2021  11:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a silver melt coin now.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just post mint damage ( PMD), no mint error, sorry.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roagan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a set of number punches for working on car engines to keep the correct piston rod caps with the correct rod etc... that's what it looks like to me.
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