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1883 Rackateer Nickel - One Of The Most Accurate I Have Seen.

 
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 Posted 11/28/2022  11:07 pm Show Profile   Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this topic Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Reeding was done very well and every one is spaced perfectly.
The gold plating has worn as you can see.
Thought I would share



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 Posted 11/29/2022  05:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice.

Interesting wear patter on the reverse where the plating is worn in a circular patter around the V.
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 Posted 11/29/2022  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool, thanks!
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 Posted 11/29/2022  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick up Dave.
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intresting specimen!
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Very interesting. Seems it may have actually been a circulating example rather than the "novelty" recently plated nickels sold by coin retailers.
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 Posted 11/29/2022  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mike, everyone.
That is what I surmise as well jimbucks.
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P.S. - the word is actually "racketeer".
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Seems it may have actually been a circulating example rather than the "novelty" recently plated nickels sold by coin retailers.


Agreed, BUT, these "novelty" 1883 NC nickels were also being gold-plated by some jewelers well prior to 1900 and marketed as watch fobs (jewelry ornaments). One jeweler I read about in an early newspaper article was charged and arrested, but the state had no case; this, since there was no attempt to defraud anyone. As I recall, the jeweler had displayed a bunch of the nickels in his shop window, offering them for 35 cents, apiece.

Some months ago, I watched a holed racketeer nickel sell on eBay. It realized $125!

@Vermontensium .... Might the "central reverse wear" be explained by solder and/or solder removal? Even though your piece has a reeded edge, consider that it may still have been used as a jewelry item of sorts.
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Coinfrog, right. My bad :o
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