1964 Nickel, Extra Water Line, Curled '9'?

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Techmoe
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1964 Nickel, Extra Water Line, Curled '9'?

Post by Techmoe » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:54 pm

Hi Everyone,
Any thoughts on the '9'? I have my own ideas. The tail on '9' is almost flat in a horizontal position as opposed to pointing in its normal downward direction.

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coinguy
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Re: 1964 Nickel, Extra Water Line, Curled '9'?

Post by coinguy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 am

Caused by one of the several hits the coin has taken
and flattened the edge of the nine.
PMD

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Re: 1964 Nickel, Extra Water Line, Curled '9'?

Post by Techmoe » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:17 pm

I see what you’re saying but what I’m getting at is that the length of the 9 is still there but its now angled. The picture isn’t the greatest but the dark part of the tail on the left is part of the tail.

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Re: 1964 Nickel, Extra Water Line, Curled '9'?

Post by coinguy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:16 pm

It is damage.
It did not happen during the striking of the coin.
Anything that happens after that is PMD.

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Re: 1964 Nickel, Extra Water Line, Curled '9'?

Post by Techmoe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Thanks, makes sense. How does this sort of PMD affect grading on a coin like this? Would it be based on relief and fields as usual and then drop from there due to the PMD?

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Re: 1964 Nickel, Extra Water Line, Curled '9'?

Post by coinguy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:06 am

I don't think in this case it would make much difference.
Your coin has quite a few dings and scratches so one more
shouldn't make too much difference.
Besides, it is the Obverse that is used for grading, not the reverse.

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