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Two 1936 Nickels... Date Is Damaged On One Of The Coins!

 
 
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 Posted 05/05/2010  2:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add onehappyangel to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
On the first nickel, the 3 and 6 are rounded at the base, and on nickel #2 the 3 and 6 are flat at the base. It is most definitely a mint error and/or mint damage.





Somebody told me that the nickel would be worth less because it wasn't listed, but in my eyes, it is priceless!

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 Posted 05/05/2010  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinsrfun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unable to make any comment from here because the image is not very good. Looks interesting tho. Any chance of a close up of the flat bottomed 6?
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 Posted 05/06/2010  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add onehappyangel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a slightly better close up. Sorry about quality... It seems that when I try and blow these pictures up to a larger size, the quality becomes a little bit worse. Hope this helps.


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 Posted 05/06/2010  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add splatto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, you can't enlarge pictures by increasing the size. You need to take an entirely new picture that is larger.

When you simply blow up a picture, you aren't adding data, you're adding distortion. The pixels are being moved apart, and the computer must "guess" as to what to put between them. Taking large photos with a high resolution gives the maximum amount of pixels (data)
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 Posted 05/06/2010  10:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add onehappyangel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm, is this one better? Teehee, I hope so.

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 Posted 05/06/2010  10:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinsrfun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If there is reminents of the 6 and the 3 like I think there is, this coin is home made imo.
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 Posted 05/06/2010  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's actually a better shot.

I'll wildly speculate on this. I think there was something present on the planchet when it was hit... see that divot below the three? Might have kept the die from making proper contact in that area.... which makes sense if you look at how the weakness starts thin at the nine and gets thicker by the six. This theory (and that's all it is) seems bolstered by that little raised area at the edge of the six's enclosed face (not enough pressure to flatten it out).

Thanks for posting, I spend a lot of time ruminating on metals and their behaviour.

Edit though: CRF;s explanation is more likely considering the scuff on the inside RIM there.
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05/06/2010 11:04 am
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 Posted 05/06/2010  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinsrfun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the 3 and the 6 of the die would have had to have been filled/plugged with some thing to leave the bottom of both digits still visible on the plantchett. Filled but leaving a straight line on both digits. The mark on the fields I speculate is from the dremmel of other tool used to remove the metal. The straight line just does not work......IMO :-)
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 Posted 05/06/2010  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hhbkiddo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
how about grease in the dies?
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 Posted 05/06/2010  11:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No grease: the straight line that CRF pointed out is what doesn't work in my "wild speculation". If there had of been something there on the coin surface, the digits would be softly struck at the bottom with increasing clarity towards the center and the rim wouldn't be so deep.

I don't know if someone took the time with a dremel or just used it as a shim for something or whatever.
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 Posted 05/06/2010  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe that this coin has taken a well-placed hit to the date, shifting the bottom portion of the numerals, similar to the coin in this thread.
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