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Is This A Planchette Error Nickel.need Opinions Please (1978 D)

 
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 Posted 10/25/2021  01:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Joseph206412 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Very thin nickel with the lettering not completely on coin. The color is off and I'm new to coin collecting. The photo shows how thin compared to regular nickel. Any help appreciated.






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 Posted 10/25/2021  02:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was almost thinking this was blanked out of penny stock but there wouldn't be a zinc coating on the planchet. I can still clearly see the windows on the reverse as well as all of the design elements on the obverse and reverse albeit appearing "weakly struck". The diameter appears smaller and the thickness is definitely thiner. An acid job, done appropriately iMHO, can cause what we are seeing here. Acid eats away at the top layers and removes material but can leave the design elements intact for the most part. The fields of the coin on the OP's third picture, to me, tell it all. You can see the 'rippling' effect that acid has caused to the clad layer on this Jefferson. If I am way off base here then I apologize. Just MHO here.
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 Posted 10/25/2021  04:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. I will wait for a pro or two to chime in.
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 Posted 10/25/2021  04:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crazedrooster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you weigh the coin? A dime would weigh about 2.26 grams.
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 Posted 10/25/2021  07:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Bumpkin, looks like an acid job.
The rims are usually the first to go plus the overall thinness suggests that
it has spent some time in an acid bath.
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 Posted 10/25/2021  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kaufenanger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/25/2021  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight please.



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 Posted 10/25/2021  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep looks like corrosion, such as from an acid bath, to me too.
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 Posted 10/25/2021  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On an acid dipped coin, the outer edge suffers the most. Instead of just two sides affected by the acid, the edge is also affected. Thus the coin is reduced the more on the outer edge of the coin. Making it smaller around the coin. It is was a normal coin before the acid bath:


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 Posted 10/25/2021  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joseph206412 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone. I will get a scale tonight and post weight. I will also be getting a USB camera. I received this nickel in a roll from my bank. Also wanted to ask if someone knows if the edge of nickel would keep a very clean edge. This nickel has a very clean and even edge. Thanks again everyone!
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 Posted 10/25/2021  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The key missing feature is the lack of rims. In a defective planchet the rims would be present. I'm buying into the acid theory as the cause of this damage.

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Acid was my initial thought.
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