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1998 Nickel Black Beauty Type With Damage Or Just A Damaged Nickel

 
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 Posted 08/07/2021  9:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sherryking to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just needing some input to help me better learn what I'm looking at. There is definitely a lot to take in and I'm just getting started.



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 Posted 08/07/2021  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin appears to have suffered from fire damage.
It shows obvious signs of heat stress from red hot ash, which is normal for any metallic object in similar circumstances.
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 Posted 08/07/2021  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok yep for sure the rim is damaged. The surface discoloration could come from any number of things, but my money is on this having spent time in the dirt.
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 Posted 08/07/2021  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental tarnishing/staining/discolouration/burn marks, or any combination of these, post mint. May have spent time buried in soil and/or acidic conditions or dug out of ashes. Be sure your tetanus shot is up to date when handling this coin. No premium I'm afraid.

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 Posted 08/07/2021  10:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you look carefully, you can see the true color of the coin at the point of the rim where it is badly damaged - right on the corner if you will.
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 Posted 08/08/2021  12:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sherryking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay! Thank you! Great points and I wl use the information on future finds.
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