wondering what happened to these coins

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MakesCents
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wondering what happened to these coins

Post by MakesCents » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:52 pm

I got these nickels from different places over the years. I am assuming that it was some kind of plating error and that there must be more out there because they are different years. Feel free to share your thoughts. Thx
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coinguy
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Re: wondering what happened to these coins

Post by coinguy » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:56 am

It can't be a plating error as 1942-43 Tombac Nickels were not plated.
Looks like some sort of environmental damage.

momomomo
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Re: wondering what happened to these coins

Post by momomomo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:35 pm

My guesses are dipped/cleaned/polished.

SavannahMavy
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Re: wondering what happened to these coins

Post by SavannahMavy » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:19 am

Could those just be the tombac war nickels?

coinguy
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Re: wondering what happened to these coins

Post by coinguy » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:41 am

Yes, they are the Tombac war nickels.
About 1/3 of 1942 and all of 1943 nickels were made from Tombac.
They were also the first of the 12 sided nickels

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