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Trying To Clean This Nickel $1 Coin But No Luck Yet

 
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 Posted 01/13/2022  10:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SMRStars to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not sure why it does not have any shine, it's almost gray.
Any ideas?



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 Posted 01/13/2022  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cdngmt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most or at least many banks accumulate nickel dollar coins fairly regularly; asking tellers nicely if they have any will likely get you a fairly shiny one....
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 Posted 01/13/2022  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Buy a Prooflike strike of that same coin for a couple bucks, if you want a shiny one.
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 Posted 01/14/2022  12:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pure nickel doesn't "go gray" easily. I'd suspect fire damage.

You haven't told us the techniques you've already tried in your cleaning efforts, but I suspect anything weaker than concentrated acid (or concentrated ammonia) isn't going to work.
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 Posted 01/14/2022  12:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SMRStars to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks...I suspect heat damage as the culprit.

I have quite a few of the nickel dollars (collected over time) and as I was going through them, to stock the grandkids coin mugs, this one seemed very out of place (colour wise).
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 Posted 01/16/2022  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
clear crisp pictures of both sides and a very accurate weight would be helpful to eliminate the extremely small chance that it was struck on the wrong planchet (and therefore valuable)
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What other wrong planchet? The mint did not strike coins for foreign countries in 1968.

Of course, there are the mint shenanigans from 1967 to 1970 that led to a whole bunch of backdoor errors and oddities.

Being a non-intrinsic metal, the weight range tolerances for nickel dollars was quite generous. A simple magnet test would be better.

My guess is toning, as you can find some interesting toned nickel dollars from 1968 to 1972.
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What other wrong planchet? The mint did not strike coins for foreign countries in 1968.


Honestly I have no clue about who the mint made coins for, or when.
Simply saying before discounting the possibility (an extremely long odds possibility) that it should be investigated further.

SAP was the only one person suggested fire damage.

Everyone else just told the OP to go buy another shiny one.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SMRStars to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for all the feedback, I've just put that coin into my oddball file for now.
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