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1976 Jefferson Nickel On Foreign Planchette ( 5 Pence)

 
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 Posted 06/05/2023  6:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Drewhopson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
1976 Jefferson nickel, extremely thin, weight is 3.2g (same as 5 pence), it has a has different composition and shine than a regular nickle.



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 Posted 06/05/2023  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@drew, first welcome to CCF. Second, that would be quite something, but are you sure that this isn't just an example of a normal nickel bathed in acid ?
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 Posted 06/05/2023  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
can you post up 2 more images?
one held with that 5 pence so we can see a comparison of the edges? (like the one you did with that other nickel - or is that the 5 pence?)
and, one with the nickel in question sitting flat on top of a normal nickel?
I just want to see a comparison of size next to another normal nickel.
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 Posted 06/05/2023  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good questions. Skeptical, but let's see.



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 Posted 06/05/2023  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Drewhopson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Spence,i don't think it is..but I'mno expert. What makes me think not is the thinness and how the "in god we trust" seems to bee rolled over the slope. If it was acid surly that lettering would be gone. It quite hard to explain over text.
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 Posted 06/05/2023  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Drewhopson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are the requested images. And an images of the "slope" with letting "in god"


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Thanks for the extra images, they are great.
If I didn't know any better I would say that 'slope' you mention looks like a Ridge Ring, But I have never seen one on a nickel before.
I want to go with acid dipped at this point, but I'm open to other explanations. I don't think it was struck on a 5 pence planchet though.
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Hey dearborn, the reason I think its a 5 pence is because of the weight, composition, and because the pence fits perfectly where the slope is. But again I'mno expert. I did take it to a local dealer who thought it was legit and advised to get it graded but I don't wanna waste my money so I figured I should ask around some more. Thanks for your response!
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I understand, you have the coin in hand and it is far easier to tell what it is than we can. But, from what I can see, the 5 pence coin is Much thicker than the 'nickel' and still weighs the same just doesn't make sense.
The diameter is roughly the same size, so we can rule out flattening or stretching of a planchet. I cannot explain the thinness and slightly smaller diameter, by use of a foreign planchet. If anything, it would get pushed up against the collar and for the rim better, but that is not the case either.

Everything on this coin is reduced and the surface is pitted and the devices on it are almost gone as it they were dissolved with acid.
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 Posted 06/05/2023  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All I see is a typical acid job.
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I have to go with Mike Diamond - acid soaked coin it is.
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Drewhopson1,

Just so you know Mike is our go to guy,waht he says you can take to the bank. I also agree with acid damage. Feel free to use the search box upper left of page for tons of info on acid damaged coins.
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 Posted 06/06/2023  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. They do grab our attention, especially when some devices go over the "edge".

https://www.error-ref.com/acid-shrunk-coins/

Here is the link to "Acid Shrunk Coin" on Error-ref.com

Some nice images that show a reduced diameter as well.
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