pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

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MsDiamond
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pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

Postby MsDiamond » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:55 pm

so sorry people but I am a newbie at this
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Bill in Burl
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Re: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

Postby Bill in Burl » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:53 am

Copper and nickel were in short supply during the war years, as those two were used as alloys for armament and steel production. In 1944 & 45, the RCM made their nickels out of steel with a very thin coating of nickel and then an even thinner plating of chromium(.0003 mm). Exposed to normal wear and tear and chemical reactions, the platings bubbled or chipped of, leaving coins like yours. BTW, the weird design around the edges is Morse code for "We win when we work willingly" for all nickels from 1943-45, regardless whether from Tombac or plated steel.
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Bill in Burl
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Re: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

Postby Bill in Burl » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:58 am

I forgot to add that the platings were applied while the metal was still in long strips. When the punches started whacking the coin blank planchettes out of the strips, the egdhes weren't plated, so rust started forming on the bare steel, essentially speeding up the gradual loss of the nickel and chrome platings.
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coinguy
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Re: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

Postby coinguy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:18 am

Hafta agree with Bill on this one.
There are no errors on that coin, only Post Mint Damage which means the
damage was done after the striking of the coin.
It is only an error if it happens in the striking chamber before the coin is ejected.
Still a wartime nickel that can be kept.

MsDiamond
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Re: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

Postby MsDiamond » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:57 am

Thanks for the info. I have had some of these old coins for 45 years.
Quite interesting with the stories surrounding these coins.
Love this website, by the way. Thanks again. Will post with more
questions.
Pat


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