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Canadian Nickel? Identification?

 
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 Posted 01/13/2022  4:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Her0_0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone,
I'm new at this and was going through my father's old coin collection. I found one coin that I am unable to find anything online about it.

The coin in question has no apparent monetary denomination on it. It's the same size as a Canadian nickel.
Both sides have the image of georgiv but with different markings.
Anyone know if it's real or a fake?

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 Posted 01/13/2022  4:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Check closely for two different things.
1. Look at the side and see if you can locate a seam running around the middle where two nickels were altered (sanded down) and stuck together to make a two headed nickel.

2. If no seam, then check carefully close to the rim to see if you can find a seam running around the top edge of one coin. Magician's trick coins are sometimes made by hollowing out the inside of one coin (using a lathe), working down the diameter and thickness of another coin, and then inserting the second into the hollow of the first.


The one side is missing Et Ind IMP which is a reference to when India was ruled by the Crown, making that side a nickel from before 1948. The other said having that part of the inscription is from a nickel dating 1948 or later.

Since these nickels are from two different eras, this item is a post mint creation.
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01/13/2022 4:43 pm
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 Posted 01/13/2022  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Magicians coin, the only possible explanation.
It didn't leave the mint like that so it is PMD.
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 Posted 01/13/2022  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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