Saturday, October 22, 2005

Odd Nickels

Do you have a nickel and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you

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These are the front and backs of some special nickels, two 1943P and 1 1950D. The 1943 nickels were found in my change they contain silver from the war years of 1942-1945 they contain the mintmark on the back on top of the building.

The other coin is a 1950D nickel which is semi-key because of the low mintage. I had to buy this one and it was blast white but soon sitting in the crappy holder it started to brown, I've had to break out the coin and may one day get some pure acetone to clean it up.

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Here's the stats for these nickels...
Year: 1943-P
Mintage: 271,165,000
Metal: 56% copper 35% silver 9% manganese
Value: P-01 $2.08(badly scratched)(2012 values)

Year: 1943-P
Mintage: 271,165,000
Metal: 56% copper 35% silver 9% manganese
Value: G-4 $1.20 or $2.08(for silver content)(2012 values)

Year: 1950-D
Mintage: 2,630,030
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Value: MS-60 $14.00

Do you have a nickel and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you

302 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

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anthony josh said...

just wonted to know how much was the vaule for 1965 quaters and nickels

Man said...

The value of a 1965 US quarter or nickel unfortunatly is only face value in circulated condition.

MS-60 is like new, no problems or wear on the coins surface, so here are the values in brilliant uncirculated.
Nickel-1965...$0.25
Quarter-1965...$0.50

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Has anyone ever reported an error on a 1999 nickel. I have one where on the Liberty * 1999 the ty * 1 are almost faded out, but everything else shows up perfect. It caught my attention because of the 999 standing out, my first thought was that someone did this on purpose. But, I guess it's better to ask, than to miss something.

Thanks

Man said...

. I have one where on the Liberty * 1999 the ty * 1 are almost faded out, but everything else shows up perfect.

This is common among all coins it is either a Late Die Strike or Struck Through Grease error.
Either way it is too common for any value and while it is an error it is not one that collectors care about.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I've started a poor mans pocket change collection, just to see what I can find on nickels. So far I have 39,40,41,42,46,47,48,49,52,54,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,
63,64,65,66,68,69,70 years (I stop at 1970). Is there a list some where that shows the mint marks, as i'm trying to get them all. I've noticed the 1964, is probable the most common for the 60 years and that for the "s" mint mark 1970 is. Thanks for any help you can give me on this.

Man said...

Sorry I took so long responding but I kept getting a Google error.

The oldest nickel I found in my change was from the 1920s so it is a great way to collect.

From 1938-1970 the most valuable is 1950D at about $5.00 in extra-fine.

Mintmarks:
Buffalo Nickel--underneath the FIVE CENTS on the reverse. Blank,D, or S
Jefferson Nickel(1938-1942)--on the right of the building on the reverse.Blank,D, or S
Jefferson Wartime Nickel(1942-1945)--on top of the building on the reverse.P,D, or S
Jefferson Nickel(1946-1965)--on the right of the building on the reverse.Blank,D, or S

From 1955 to 1967 no S.
From 1965 to 1967 no D.
From 1968 to 1970 no blanks.
Jefferson Nickel(1966-2004)--on the right at the end of the date on the front.

P replaced blanks in 1980.
Jefferson Nickel (2005)--on top of the date on the front.

Anonymous said...

what would be the value of
two headed Jefferson Nickel.
dated 2004D, very good detail,
jefferson head on both sides of coin.

Man said...

two headed Jefferson Nickel.
dated 2004D


Not possible it's a fake so no value.

The way coins are made makes it impossible for this error to occur you may have a magician's coin but it's not real.

Anonymous said...

Where is the mint mark on a 1973 jefferson nickel.

Man said...

mint mark on a 1973 jefferson nickel

It is right after the 3 on the date. Either a D, S, or blank. If blank it is from Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1975 jefferson nickel minted on only one side the back is gone, do you think it's worth anything????

Man said...

1975 jefferson nickel minted on only one side the back is gone,

Sounds like a someone scarped off the back, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Could you estimate a value on a jefferson wartime nickel that was double struck on both sides, causing the word PLURIBUS to be struck as PLUEIBUS.
It's in EF condition.

Man said...

jefferson wartime nickel that was double struck on both sides, causing the word PLURIBUS to be struck as PLUEIBUS

A Doubled Jefferson wartime nickel is about $30.00 but what you have sounds different I can't truly say.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1973 d jefferson nickel it is struck off center so you can not read in god we trust and part of his coller is gone back of coin is fine is it worth any thing.


T.D.P KY

Man said...

1973 d jefferson nickel it is struck off center so you can not read in god we trust and part of his coller is gone back of coin is fine

About $5.00

Anonymous said...

I have a two-headed nickel printed on both sides in 1967. There is a star following the word "Liberty," on both sides, and on the bottom of Jefferson, slightly to the right are the letters "FS." Can you help me? I just want to know if this is real or a cheap magician's trick. Thank you.

Man said...

two-headed nickel printed on both sides in 1967.

It's a magician's coin.

A die is placed below a blank coin it is square at one end this is the tail side.
The second die is placed above a coin and has a round end this is the head side.

Square dies can not fit in the round holes making this error not possible.

That said a quarter was found to have two tails and was either made by mint official for testing or profit but every other found were fake.
Check around the the rim on either side and you may see a small gap that proves it's fake.

Anonymous said...

In an old penny jar at an antique store, I found a 1965 Denver nickel that is the exact circumference of a penny. The color is the same as a normal nickel, but discolored. Any idea of what might have caused this? Thanks!

Man said...

1965 Denver nickel that is the exact circumference of a penny.

Sounds like out of mint damage, I recently found a small nickel also and after some research found out it was a fake used for jewelery.

Some are fake, others are made using real nickels and a Tesla coil and shrunken. They have an artistic value of a few bucks.

Third it may be an error it should be weighed and well photographed because any online expert would want this info. A foreign blank could have been left in the nickel press but as far as I know in 1965 no foreign coins were made in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

Great advice - thank you very much. I can handle the photography...how does one accurately weigh a coin? A postal scale?

Man said...

how does one accurately weigh a coin? A postal scale?

Any scale with a 0.01g accuracy, it may take a while to find one but if you know a jeweler, postal scale, or have access to a college.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A 1966 NICKLE WITH NO MINT ON IT. iT HAS A LIKE A LETTER AND A # UNDER JEFFERSONS SHOULDER.nOT SURE IT'S TOO SMALL TO MAKE OUT, COULD IT BE WORTH ANYTHING?

Man said...

1966 NICKLE WITH NO MINT ON IT. iT HAS A LIKE A LETTER AND A # UNDER JEFFERSONS SHOULDER.nOT SURE IT'S TOO SMALL TO MAKE OUT,

In 1966 the mint did not put any mintmarks on coins. The little letters under the shoulder are FS the designers initials, Felix Schlag.

This coin has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1964 copper nickle. Is it worth anything?

Man said...

1964 copper nickle

Hundreds if real.
It needs to be weighed to see if it copper or some other type of error.

cici said...

Hey I have a question. What is the coin value for a 1999-2003 double headed Jefferson nickel which was made in phillidelphia?

Man said...

1999-2003 double headed Jefferson nickel which was made in phillidelphia

If you mean both sides of the coins are head than this is a fake.

It is a Magician's Coin it has no value but is often sold in magic shops for $2 to $4.

Anonymous said...

1973s proof pink on back what would it be value, still in set.

Man said...

1973s proof pink on back

I have no idea what you are trying to say.
US coins? A set? Colored pink? Natural toning?

Anonymous said...

1973s proof nickel in a us proof set slightly copper color and nickel mixed making it look pinkish in tone. Under a loop you can see part copper and part nickel in a spotty design. not copper and not nickel a mix of both just on the tail side of the nickel in the proof set.

Man said...

1973s proof nickel in a us proof set slightly copper color and nickel mixed making it look pinkish in tone. Under a loop you can see part copper and part nickel in a spotty design. not copper and not nickel a mix of both just on the tail side of the nickel in the proof set.

This is either toning or Improper Annealing Error either way it as little to no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1999 nickel shiny and new looking but it looks as though it was stamped wrong, meaning, off center or so. On the left the "In God We Trust" is readable but like the tops of the letters slightly shaved off. The right side has a high raised edge. Is this coin worth anything?

Man said...

1999 nickel shiny and new looking but it looks as though it was stamped wrong, meaning, off center or so. On the left the "In God We Trust" is readable but like the tops of the letters slightly shaved off. The right side has a high raised edge.

This is an Off-Center errror but it sounds minor, 1%-15% is minor.
It's about $5.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a nickel that is tails on both sides from the Denver mint.Is this possible what is its value?

Man said...

nickel that is tails on both sides from the Denver mint.Is this possible

Not really possible, it is probably a Magician's coin it has no real value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1970 nickle with denver mint mark , there is no seam on the edge and I believe its a mint error coin. How much is this coin possibly worth?

Man said...

1970 nickle with denver mint mark , there is no seam on the edge and I believe its a mint error coin.

I don't know what you mean but it does not sound unusual, maybe damage.

Anonymous said...

hi I have a 1999 nickel that is missing the inside and the back it has curled up sides it is the correct size just empty. Have you heard of anything like this? thanks Mike

Man said...

1999 nickel that is missing the inside and the back it has curled up sides it is the correct size just empty.

Without s picture I can only assume it is damaged when someone drilled out the back.

Anonymous said...

I just received a 1964 Denver Nickel with a significantly raised edge. Is it unique?

Man said...

1964 Denver Nickel with a significantly raised edge.

Not really there are things called "finned rim" but these are extra high and often jagged, so it should be looked by an expert.

Finned rim is at least $20 depending on grade.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1965 Jefferson nickel on the reverse the cen of cents is missing. The e and n are faintly visible with a magnifying glass.

Man said...

1965 Jefferson nickel on the reverse the cen of cents is missing. The e and n are faintly visible

This is either a weak strike or struck through grease error either way it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

HAVE A 1973 JEFFERSON NICKEL LLO IN MONTICELLO IS MISSING AND TY IN LIBERTY AND DATE IS BARELY READABLE.
THANKS

Man said...

1973 JEFFERSON NICKEL LLO IN MONTICELLO IS MISSING AND TY IN LIBERTY AND DATE IS BARELY READABLE.

Either a struck through grease error or a weak strike either way it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a uncirculated 2004 louisiana purcase nickel and was wondering how much it is worth or if there is any extra value

Man said...

uncirculated 2004 louisiana purcase nickel

If ungraded it's just $0.05 but if can be verified MS-60 (uncirculated) maybe $0.25.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1965 quarter what is the value??

Man said...

1965 quarter just $0.25

SuperSiby said...

I have a 1967 Jefferson Nickel that is missing the tie under his neck. It almost looks like it was moved to his chin. His ponytail and ribbon seem to be inverted kinda. . , it's missing parts. It is uncerculated and a real nice coin. It's like the 3 legged buffalo nickel,it's just not there. Have you heard or seen of such a coin?

Man said...

1967 Jefferson Nickel that is missing the tie under his neck. It almost looks like it was moved to his chin. His ponytail and ribbon seem to be inverted kinda. . , it's missing parts. It is uncerculated and a real nice coin. It's like the 3 legged buffalo nickel,it's just not there.

Just a weak strike, no extra value.

kevan roche said...

i have a 1964 copper nickel and was wondering how much it could be worth

Man said...

1964 copper nickel

You have to weigh it to find out the value but if real it could be in the thousands.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1966 fs nickel..what is it worth?? i have heard they can be worth a lot but Im not sure.?

Man said...

1966 fs nickel
If at least Mint-State 63 it's about $500.00
If at least Mint-State 65 it's about $3,500.00

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A 1957 QUARTER DOLLAR WITH NO MINT MARK

Man said...

1957 QUARTER DOLLAR WITH NO MINT MARK about $3.50

Anonymous said...

I just found a 1966 FS nickel that appears to be copper? Does this have any value other than 5 cents? Thank you

Man said...

1966 FS nickel that appears to be copper

First you have to weigh it.
If an error it would be hundreds or even thousands.

If plated it has no value.

Anonymous said...

1966 FS nickel that appears to be copper

First you have to weigh it.

What will I be looking for in the weight to know if it is copper or plated?

Man said...

What will I be looking for in the weight to know if it is copper or plated?

It should weigh 5.00 grams or slightly higher if a plated fake.

Although another possibility exist but first weigh it to find out.

Anonymous said...

Went to a local pharmacy, watched them zero out their scale, and it weighed 4.979 grams.
What is the next step that we need to take to verify authenticity?

Man said...

it weighed 4.979 grams.
What is the next step that we need to take to verify authenticity?


Well this is well within the range of a plated fake.

It should 3.11 grams if it were a true error.

I would assume a plated fake but it could be a Sintered or improperly annealed error.

This type of error is only verified by experts it may cost more than $40 to have this done by PCGS.

These average $150 this might be more if FS.

Anonymous said...

I dug this up while creating a flower bed for my wife, it still has some dirt on it. What would be the best way to clean it? I probably should weigh it again after cleaning. BTW, thanks for all of your help.

Man said...

dug this up while creating a flower bed

If you mean the copper nickel then this is environmental damage and has no extra value.

That said distilled water and damping dry.
Also some pure acetone and gentle rinsing with distilled water.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to bother you again. I have cleaned the 66 fs nickel and it still has the appearance of being copper. I have not had a chance yet to have it re-weighed. That being said, what kind of value would it have (I understand that you cannot give an exact evaluation without seeing it, just asking for a ballpark figure); and how can I go about finding someone reputable locally for an exact evaluation/sale?

Man said...

I have cleaned the 66 fs nickel and it still has the appearance of being copper. I have not had a chance yet to have it re-weighed.

Assuming the cleaning was not damaging I still think this is an environmental damaged coin with no extra value.

Again I'll repeat that a Improperly Annealed nickel is at least $150.

Go to http://www.pcgs.com/services/ and look at the coin grading options.

Also look at links marked...
Join Collectors Club »
Find a Dealer »

Joining a local club or forum for free may be a better option.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of your assistance, it is greatly appreciated.

Katherine said...

I found this in my change the other day--looks like a 1970 nickel, but the back is missing. The front side looks normal, but it seems as if the entire coin has been cut in two. Back side is flat and smooth. A fake? A weird accident? Could the back side have somehow come off? Thanks.

Man said...

1970 nickel, but the back is missing. The front side looks normal, but it seems as if the entire coin has been cut in two.

This is just damage this type of error is not really possible on a nickel.
Sorry, no extra value.

Mrkanjason said...

how much is a 1967 FS nickel

Man said...

1967 FS nickel about $5.00 if 3-step and not SMS.
If 5-step $300 and high grade
If 5-step and SMS $1,000 and high grade

Anonymous said...

I just bought a "magician's coin"; a double reverse Shield Nickel. It was 2 genuine coins from which the obverse was ground off (probably in the 1800's), then the two reverses were soldered together. Shields in F-12 start at $25, and "Hobo Nickels" have folk art value to collectors. Are there any collectors for this type of item besides me? I paid $3 for it - what might other collectors pay for this? Have any other double reverse trick Shields turned up?

Man said...

"magician's coin"; a double reverse Shield Nickel. It was 2 genuine coins from which the obverse was ground off (probably in the 1800's), then the two reverses were soldered together. Shields in F-12 start at $25, and "Hobo Nickels" have folk art value to collectors. Are there any collectors for this type of item besides me? I paid $3 for it - what might other collectors pay for this? Have any other double reverse trick Shields turned up?

$3 to $4 is what they cost at coin shops.

The fact that I can make these from Shield Nickels today is why they don't grow in value.
There are some collectors but they do not pay over $1 to $5 metal value for any coin.

Anonymous said...

I have 1942 nickel that is completely missing the "cen" in cents, could this be worth anything?

Man said...

1942 nickel that is completely missing the "cen" in cents,

Struck through grease, no extra value about $0.15.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1999 nickel with a heart on front.Is there any special value to it?

Anonymous said...

I have a 1952 and 1944 nickel.Do they have any special value?

Man said...

1999 nickel with a heart on front

If from the U.S. it was done outside the mint and has no extra value.

Man said...

nickel
1952 about $0.10
1944 about $1.75

Anonymous said...

I have a nickel that is 1964 but its.color is a pennys color. Any value?

Man said...

nickel that is 1964 but its.color is a pennys color

Weigh to see if it is an error.

Anonymous said...

Whats it suppose to weigh ?

Man said...

Whats it suppose to weigh ?

If normal 5.00 grams.

The weight might determine what type of error even if it is normal weight.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1943 S nickel that has a hole in it? Is there still any value to it?

Man said...

1943 S nickel that has a hole in it?

Just metal value, it is 35% silver and a normal 1943-S nickel weigh 5.00 grams and has $2.25 in metal value.

Weigh yours and do the math to find out that metal value. I suspect about $2.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2004 copper nickel. I found an answer on the web as to the value and it said that the 2004 copper nickel was an error and that only 10 were made and that it was worth $10,000. Is this true. Thanks.

Man said...

2004 copper nickel. I found an answer on the web as to the value and it said that the 2004 copper nickel was an error and that only 10 were made and that it was worth $10,000. Is this true.

It is impossible to say how many errors were made but some have been found.

Depending on what type of error it can be a few hundred to many thousands.

First you must weigh it because many fakes exist.

Anonymous said...

I found a 2008 liberty design nickel and the back and inside are missing, the heads side is intact and there is a D under the year...I would assume this nickel is fake but I want to make sure. When compared to another nickel they are the same color, same size, width, everything...have you heard of anything like this?

Anonymous said...

the 2008 "return to monticello" design has JNF as the designer as well...

Man said...

2008 liberty design nickel and the back and inside are missing, the heads side is intact and there is a D under the year...I would assume this nickel is fake but I want to make sure. When compared to another nickel they are the same color, same size, width, everything...have you heard of anything like this?

Yes this was a real nickel that someone drilled out to make a two-headed magic coin. No value of course.

Man said...

the 2008 "return to monticello" design has JNF as the designer as well...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

how does one drill out the side, this one is totally smooth, with an almost ribbed pattern on the inside...flawless

Man said...

how does one drill out the side, this one is totally smooth, with an almost ribbed pattern on the inside...flawless

Very easily, I have several that came from my change.

All you need is a drill press or a CNC mill, I have drilled similar metal disc so I know how easy it can be done.

jennifer said...

Hi, I have a 1980 nickel and the sides are raised extremely, the rim i guess its called. I cant find any info with google, any information?

Man said...

1980 nickel and the sides are raised extremely, the rim i guess its called

Sounds like a "Finned Rim error" that is usually caused by a Misaligned Die error.
These generally have little extra value $2.00 - $10.00.
A lot depends on eye appeal so it is not an exact science.

Anonymous said...

1964 Copper Nickle is it worth any thing?

Man said...

1964 Copper Nickle

What country?
Also what is the weight?

Anonymous said...

i have a 1944 nickel and it appears to have what looks kinda like a scroll just past his nose the mark seems to be as old as the coin

Man said...

1944 nickel and it appears to have what looks kinda like a scroll just past his nose the mark seems to be as old as the coin

Honestly do not understand what you mean. This maybe an error called die break or even Doubled Die. I suspect damage even if it happened in 1944 it has no extra value.

The only way to know what you really have is to take a clear picture post it on some free site like imageshack and then post the link here.

Anonymous said...

hi i posted earlier about the 1944 nickel here is the link to the pictures we took thank you for taking a look http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m10/Dark_Angel_Loves_Alex/Coins/

Man said...

1944 nickel here is the link to the pictures

That is just damage, a die gouge that may have happened years ago but it is still damage. Since this is 40% it gets damaged more easily than normal nickels.

No extra value above the $2.05 in silver value.

Anonymous said...

I found a nickle with just the tail side. is the same thickness as a regular nickle. no rim on blank side.

Man said...

nickle with just the tail side. is the same thickness as a regular nickle. no rim on blank side.

Damaged or cut on purpose, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

My husband found a 1998 FS pure copper nickel. It does not have any fake look to it or any silver... It is definitely 100% copper.

Man said...

1998 FS pure copper nickel. It does not have any fake look to it or any silver... It is definitely 100% copper.

It needs to weighed to see what type of error he found.

Off-metal coins are rare and depending on what type will determine value.

Anonymous said...

Wondering the value if any of a 1964 nickel I found in my grandmother's collection. The nickel is a little bigger and thinner, than other nickels. The back (monticello) was struck over the front of the nickel. The back has the Monticello also but there is what looks like melted silver on it as well. Anyone know anything about this nickel?

Man said...

1964 nickel I found in my grandmother's collection. The nickel is a little bigger and thinner, than other nickels. The back (monticello) was struck over the front of the nickel. The back has the Monticello also but there is what looks like melted silver on it as well.

Sounds damaged like two coins were melted or smashed on top of each other. No extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 S Nickel. (War time period) On the back where it says five cents, it is missing the "E" from the word cents. It says five c nts. You can see where the "E" is suppose to be, but it isn't raised like the rest of the letters.

Man said...

1942 S Nickel. (War time period) On the back where it says five cents, it is missing the "E" from the word cents. It says five c nts. You can see where the "E" is suppose to be, but it isn't raised like the rest of the letters.

Struck Through Grease error, no extra value above $2.20.

Anonymous said...

1919 D Buffalo Nickel value

Man said...

1919 D Buffalo Nickel about $15.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1999 nickel that has a part of a one spelled out on the back of it. It is a misprint on the back and looks like part of a penny was stamped with it. Have you seen this before and what would be the value of it?

Man said...

1999 nickel that has a part of a one spelled out on the back of it. It is a misprint on the back and looks like part of a penny was stamped with it

Not possible, this is damage.
Someone smashed a cent into a nickel, if you still think it is an error then take a good picture and post it somewhere. Then drop a link here or at a coin forum to get a second opinion.

Anonymous said...

i have a roll of 2005 buffalo nickels that are almost golden colored w/red tint. are these error coins and what are they worth? i've seen a2004 Improperly Annealed Nickel on ebay that was listed fairly high.

Man said...

roll of 2005 buffalo nickels that are almost golden colored w/red tint. are these error coins and what are they worth? i've seen a2004 Improperly Annealed Nickel on ebay that was listed fairly high

Improperly Annealed are generally black or copper red.
The ones you describe in the roll seemed to be Toned, which is caused by the paper or plastic gases altering the surface of the coin. It's not damaged but also not an error. No extra value above the Uncirculated value.

The only way to verify Improperly Annealed is by having it graded.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the reply, here is a link to pics(actually scans) of above mentioned nickels. the outside 4 are from the funny roll. the center nickel is normal colored for contrast. http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii128/chevy_doctor/goldtonenickle.jpg

Man said...

here is a link to pics(actually scans) of above mentioned nickels. the outside 4 are from the funny roll. the center nickel is normal colored for contrast.

As I suspected this is just toning, the giveaway is that the center is still nickel while the edges are toning.

Copper from annealing would evenly coat an area of the coin. your has scratches and streaks also typical of toning.

Sorry, you can always spend the money to get the best example graded but it most likely will comeback as normal with a high grade. Or it may get rejected as artificially toned.

Anonymous said...

HELLO,
I HAVE ABOUT 40 BUFFALO NICKELS ( INDIAN HEAD NICKELS) WITH THE DATES COMPLETE WORN OFF.
ARE THESE COINS WORTH ANYTHING IN THIS CONDITION?

THANK YOU

Man said...

ABOUT 40 BUFFALO NICKELS ( INDIAN HEAD NICKELS) WITH THE DATES COMPLETE WORN OFF.

About $0.50 each

Azuka said...

I once found a nickel that had the letter 'E' on the back directly above the dome of the image of Monticello. I had never seen such a thing before and hung onto it for years. Eventually I spent it, but I still wonder if it was anything.

Man said...

a nickel that had the letter 'E' on the back directly above the dome of the image of Monticello.

Some 1942-1945 nickels had P, D, or S on them to denote they were made of 40% silver. About $2.15 each.

If not from the 40s it could either be damage or a some type of error but I would have to see it to tell.
Maybe a Dropped Letter error where piece of dirt filled from the die press get transferred in the same shape. These average $25.00.

Anonymous said...

I know I am posting in the wrong post section, but I have a 1963 hundred dollar bill star note serial # H00------* I don't have the bill with me and cant remember the last six digits of the serial # but know there are only six after digits after H00------* It is in good condition, barely circulated and still crisp.

Man said...

1963 hundred dollar bill star note serial # H00------* I don't have the bill with me and cant remember the last six digits of the serial # but know there are only six after digits after H00------* It is in good condition, barely circulated and still crisp.

About $125.00 should be 1963-A

Anonymous said...

yes, it's a 1963 A, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello~ I discovered a 1938 Jefferson Nickel in with wheat pennies my Grandmother gave me. The nickel--entirely is the exact color as the pennies. I weighed it on a jewelers scale and it is 4.8g and also weighed a normal nickel which weighed 5g for verification on the scale. The color did not stump the coin expert but was clueless on decreaseof weight. Any suggestions on the decrease in weight and direction I should go with the nickel. Thank you~

Man said...

1938 Jefferson Nickel in with wheat pennies my Grandmother gave me. The nickel--entirely is the exact color as the pennies. I weighed it on a jewelers scale and it is 4.8g and also weighed a normal nickel which weighed 5g for verification on the scale. The color did not stump the coin expert but was clueless on decreaseof weight. Any suggestions on the decrease in weight and direction I should go with the nickel.

The weight is odd since that weight of foreign blanks was not used until 1958 in the U.S. mint.
So that type of off-metal error is not possible.

This may be a unique error made with a copper scrap. I am stumped but I know of one error expert that may know Fred Weinberg, try to contact/Google him.

You just may have to get it certified without ever knowing how this is made, assuming it is genuine.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your quick reply.
The weight to be exact is 4.728g and graded by our local coin dealer as "very fine"
I have been refered to the NGC in Sarasota not far of a drive for me. Do you have any advice for me regarding this location prior to a trip down there?
I will also contat Fred Weinberg as you suggested.
Thank you again, Heather

Man said...

The weight to be exact is 4.728g and graded by our local coin dealer as "very fine"
I have been refered to the NGC in Sarasota not far of a drive for me. Do you have any advice for me regarding this location prior to a trip down there?


Still I found nothing about that weight or anything close.

As for that location I've never been but always making sure they are BBB certified and that no complaints are online.
Hopefully they can certify it. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

HELLO,
A FEW DAYS AGO I FOUND A NICKEL IN A ROLL FROM THE BANK THAT HAD A STRANGE COLOR TO IT.IT'S A 1959 NICKEL AND GUNMETAL BLACK IN COLOR ALL AROUND. FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT IS IN VERY FINE CINDITION.
I FOUND SOME INFO ON COINS LIKE THIS ONE, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO TELL ME IF I HAVE SOMETHING RARE.
DO YOU THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE WORTH KEEPING?

Man said...

1959 NICKEL AND GUNMETAL BLACK IN COLOR ALL AROUND. FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT IS IN VERY FINE CINDITION.

Not rare it is an Improperly Annealed or Sintered error they average about $5.00 in very-fine.

But many fakes exist and may not be worth grading/verifying at very-fine.

Anonymous said...

HI,
I FOUND TWO 1942 NICKELS WITH NO MINT MARKS IN THE BACK AND WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANY VALUE IN THESE COINS.
THANK YOU

Man said...

1942 NICKELS WITH NO MINT MARKS about $0.30 each in very-fine

Anonymous said...

i found a 2011 jefferson nickel that only has one side...The front is perfect but the back has nothing on it. Would this be worth anything???

Man said...

2011 jefferson nickel that only has one side...The front is perfect but the back has nothing on it.

Damaged, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

the back is blank there is nothing on it...like the strike didn't hit.

Man said...

the back is blank there is nothing on it...like the strike didn't hit.

Why I say is not an error is because when minting a coin both sides are done at the same time. If the other side was missing or blocked by another coin then the coin would be distorted.
Uniface error coins are technically called Die Caps here is a good side to show how they should look.
Die Caps

So it is not possible to have one side smooth and the other side fully pressed.

Anonymous said...

looking on the website you just gave me. It looks like a die adjustment strike.

Man said...

It looks like a die adjustment strike.

Then both sides should be mostly blank.

Anonymous said...

So this could just be an error and it is still worth nothing?

Man said...

So this could just be an error and it is still worth nothing?

Like I said a coin cannot be blank on one side only. The blank side will always have some kind of distortion or image if a real error.

It is just not possible.
This is most likely someones attempted to make something.

If you still think it can be an error take good pictures put them online or visit a coin club/dealer and ask them is it real.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1964 copper nickel.it has a hole in it..was that way when i got it..the copper goes all the way thru..i know the weight is different than a regular nickel so how would i go about weighing it with this peice missing?? My husband has it on his keychain and it is stillin good condition...where would i find a reputable person to clarify that it is real anyways?? Ive asked several people over the years and havent gotten any reply that i trusted... Thanxxx

Man said...

1964 copper nickel.it has a hole in it..was that way when i got it..the copper goes all the way thru..i know the weight is different than a regular nickel so how would i go about weighing it with this peice missing?? My husband has it on his keychain and it is stillin good condition...where would i find a reputable person to clarify that it is real anyways??

Weigh it even with the piece missing it would narrow down the possibilities for Off-Metal errors.

Typically an error like this is about $600.00 as you may know the hole drops the value so maybe at most $30.00.
It would probably cost more to have it professionally graded than the coins worth. PCGS is a great coin grader and verifier.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1970 liberty nickle that has a smooth ring around it does it have any value

Man said...

1970 liberty nickle that has a smooth ring around it

Sounds damaged, no extra value.

If you think it is some real error place a picture online then drop a link here.

TriPz said...

have a 1966 Super New Looking Nickel Something Dosnt Seem Right And Its Shiney As Hell

Man said...

1966 Super New Looking Nickel Something Dosnt Seem Right And Its Shiney As Hell

Two possibilities:
1. High grade coin about $1.00

2. Someone polished it, damaged just $0.05.

Anonymous said...

I found 11 1960 Jefferson nickels with no mint mark that are all discolored they all came from the same roll that I was opening for work. The color is a gold tone. I was wondering if there is anything special about these nickels.Thanks

Man said...

1960 Jefferson nickels with no mint mark that are all discolored they all came from the same roll that I was opening for work. The color is a gold tone.

No, the gold tone is probably due to paper or plastic damage being in rolls.
There are many other reasons for this toning but none have extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1964 copper nickle it has a little pink on the back. Could it be worth anything?
And how do i know?

Anonymous said...

i just wrote about the 1964 copper nickle i forgot to mention it weights the exact same as a reagular nickle

Man said...

1964 copper nickle it has a little pink on the back.

Sounds like some one heated up the nickel causing the copper in the alloy to separate. No extra value

To make sure it should be weighed with a 0.01 gram scale.

Man said...

i just wrote about the 1964 copper nickle i forgot to mention it weights the exact same as a reagular nickle

Then I'm pretty sure that it is was heated the clue is the pink.

There is an error called sintered, it happens the say way but at the mint but it would be evenly copper not pink.

Man said...

If you want to check more online try to Google...

"Improperly Annealed" nickel

That term is more accurate than sintered.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your advice i looked into to it and still not sure.. The pink on the back i just noticed the cooper is chiping off and it is pink underneather, so that pretty much says it was heated right?

Man said...

The pink on the back i just noticed the cooper is chiping off and it is pink underneather, so that pretty much says it was heated right?


Yes, sounds like it was heated to the point it started to fracture.

If there is a coin club or coin dealer in your area you may want to bring it in for a second and third opinion.

Devo said...

I found a 1968 Nickel with the mint mark (S? - hard to see) closer to the ponytail than the date... Also, a 1992 Nickel with the mint mark (P) closer to the date than the ponytail... Is this unusual or valuable?

Man said...

1968 Nickel with the mint mark (S? - hard to see) closer to the ponytail than the date... Also, a 1992 Nickel with the mint mark (P) closer to the date than the ponytail... Is this unusual or valuable?

No, the positioning of the mint mark can vary.
Sorry, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Hi i have a nickel missing the back, is it worth something

Man said...

nickel missing the back, is it worth something

If the back is smooth and the coin is normal shape then it is damaged with no extra value.

Anonymous said...

The front of the nickel is normal, And the back is a planchet, with a rim. I was visiting a website and it said it was a miss stamp; could it be worth something?

Man said...

The front of the nickel is normal, And the back is a planchet, with a rim.
--not possible, it could be a Struck Through Grease error with no extra value.

I was visiting a website and it said it was a miss stamp; could it be worth something?
--Feel free to share that link because "miss stamp" is not a term for collectors.
If a coin gets stamped both side must show a design, it is impossible for only one site to get stamped.
All Unifaced Strikes have a certain uneven look.
Here is a great link with values...
http://minterrornews.com/priceguideuniface.html

Anonymous said...

Im sorry, i think the term was miss struck, I have never been interested in coins until now. The site is www.bestcoin.com/Misstrikes-and-Errors.htm

thanks

Man said...

i think the term was miss struck, I have never been interested in coins until now.

Again not an actual term.
That aside from the link you provided number 8. Brockage is the closest to your error and as you can tell it is very out of shape.

Anonymous said...

No its like number 3 with the rim, and an indian on the front.

Anonymous said...

the date is 1935

Man said...

No its like number 3 with the rim, and an indian on the front.

Blanks and Planchets must have both sides blanks.

Again it is impossible for a struck coin only to have one side stamped. The link I gave before shows how it should look if it is a Uniface or Die Cap error.

Someone tried to make jewelry with coin and sanded one side.

Man said...

the date is 1935

Yup, probably part of a pendant I've seen these before.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1968 nickel with no mint mark on it. is it worth anything

Man said...

1968 nickel with no mint mark just about $0.05

Anonymous said...

they didnt make them in pilly 1968 so they should have a mint mark of D or S right

Man said...

they didnt make them in pilly 1968 so they should have a mint mark of D or S right

True, this is either a Filled with Grease error or a Over Polished die. It is the same thing like the 1922 No D cent.

The problem is that no one collects these. Many have been found but there is no interest and none of the big Numismatic company acknowledge that it is a variety.

It ends up having no extra value.

At most if it is Mint State or higher you can get a few extra bucks if the coin gets graded as a Filled Die error but that is not worth the grading fee.

Anonymous said...

ok thank you

Anonymous said...

hello my name is david. i just received a 2010 nickel with a raised edge is it worth anything? thank you, david.

Man said...

2010 nickel with a raised edge

Depends how high, a true Finned Rim can go for hundreds.

Google "finned rim" and compare with yours.

Anonymous said...

I have a nickel which has the back but the front is smooth. It doesn't appear the be ground off, even the backside strike looks weak. Is it possible for a nickel to be struck only on one side?

Man said...

I have a nickel which has the back but the front is smooth. It doesn't appear the be ground off, even the backside strike looks weak.
--If both sides are barely visible it could be a Die Adjustment strike where the coin was not struck with full force.
These are valuable but can only be verified in hand.
A very weak strike is about $100.00.

Is it possible for a nickel to be struck only on one side?
--No.

Anonymous said...

1960 Nickel. The front looks perfectly normal. The back is perfectly blank. There is a rim all around on the front edge (normal). The back side edge is still rounded... no rim and no evidence of any striking whatsoever. I can provide a picture if needed.

Man said...

1960 Nickel. The front looks perfectly normal. The back is perfectly blank. There is a rim all around on the front edge (normal). The back side edge is still rounded... no rim and no evidence of any striking whatsoever.

Damage.
It is not possible for only one side to be struck without leaving the coin warped or severly out of shape.

This is common damage when people make coins into jewelry, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

"Damage.
It is not possible for only one side to be struck without leaving the coin warped or severly out of shape."

I hate to put this bluntly, but na, you are not correct here.

Again, I can send pictures. Tell me where to send them.

Rick

rick@lioby.com

Man said...

I hate to put this bluntly, but na, you are not correct here.

Unfortunately you are wrong or you are not describing the error correctly, but that is ok it happens.

Anonymous said...

Here is front and back picture of same coin:

http://lioby.home.comcast.net/~lioby/im/misc/1960.jpg

Man said...

Here is front and back picture of same coin:

Great picture it clearly shows the straight lines used when metal is polished by some jeweler or other person.

Were this a real error there would be a rim on the blank side also the blank side would have a radial pattern and no straight lines.

Jay Jones said...

I have a 1964 nickel with a D mint mark, but the rim is lower on the front and back. Why is that? Is it just wear?

Man said...

1964 nickel with a D mint mark, but the rim is lower on the front and back.

It could be wear or a slight die adjustment but either way it's common that it has no extra value.

Trac165 said...

i have a 1953 D jefferson nickel. it has a smooth raised rim all the way around it. is it worth anything?

Man said...

1953 D jefferson nickel. it has a smooth raised rim all the way around it.

Sounds normal about $0.10

nicklefreak said...

I have double sided Monticello nickle with buildings on both sides. Could it be worth something?

Man said...

double sided Monticello nickle with buildings on both sides.

This type of error is not possible.

This is a magic coin, sold at magic shops for $4.00.

I have found a few and all were professionally faked.

It has no extra value for collectors but it is stills piece of art or prop for magicians.

carol said...

Hi! I have a 1967 Jefferson Nickel that looks like it may have 'moved' in the die. 'liberty' is going over the side of the coin and the other side has a heavy die line that can easily be felt with a fingernail...?

Man said...

1967 Jefferson Nickel that looks like it may have 'moved' in the die. 'liberty' is going over the side of the coin and the other side has a heavy die line

Sounds like a Misaligned Die error, minor ones have no extra value.

Hobbyist said...

I found an evenly raised rim nickel, a completely brownish double sided quarter, and a 1964 silver quarter. I think the brown quarter is something called a missing clad layer double sided quarter and is in rough shape. I also have a few wheat pennies but I don't know if any wheat pennies are rare.If you can tell me anything about these it would be appreciated. :)

Man said...

evenly raised rim nickel
--Could be a Die Cap or Misaligned die either way if it is very light and even it has no extra value.


completely brownish double sided quarter
--Could be a Missing Clad error at about $500.00 but it needs to be seen in hand since this can be faked with acid.

1964 silver quarter
--About $5.15

also have a few wheat pennies
--Wheat pennies in low grades go $0.03-$0.10 in general.

Scarce dates: 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922-D, 1922-D, 1924-D

Rare dates: 1909-S, 1909-S V.D.B., 1914-D, 1922, 1931-S

Hobbyist said...

Is there some way to show you the pictures of the coin i found? I think pictures would be very helpful in identifying if my quarter is a missing clad layer double sided. I looked for an attachment button in the comment section but did not see anything. Also, thank you very much for the other coin info, it is appreciated.

Man said...

Is there some way to show you the pictures of the coin i found?

You have to upload it on a photo site and copy & paste the link here.

Picasa, imageshack, photobbucket, or many others are free.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have this 1920 Buffalo nickel and wanted to some information on the error variety of it. I also wanted to know if you could tell me if the area circled in the picture might be of a "D" mint mark. Thank you.http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/dmintmark.jpg/

Man said...

1920 Buffalo nickel and wanted to some information on the error variety of it. I also wanted to know if you could tell me if the area circled in the picture might be of a "D" mint mark.

No.
It looks like a Die Break but the D would be much larger.

The Die Break should not add any extra value, about $2.00 without seeing the whole coin.

Anonymous said...

How can you tell the difference between a 1967 SMS jefferson nickel from a regular strick 1967 jefferson?

Anonymous said...

From above post: I have a PCGS graded 1967 SMS MS66 and I have a loose 1967 jefferson which is better quality then the SMS, but has more of a frosty appearence than mirror like. Could this ungraded 1967 jefferson be the more rare regular strick. Any insite would be apprietiated.

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