Monday, February 09, 2015

NRA Counterstamped Nickel

First counter-stamped nickel I found in my change. This nickel has NRA cut into the coin over the dome on Monticello on the back.

Counter-stamping coins is legal and done by private citizens or certain companies as novelties items. As long as the stamp is not an attempt as fraud or made for profit making advertizing then it is legal.

After a little research I found only one person who claimed to have made thousands of these and released them into circulation. The person using the name counterstamp claimed to have done it to show their support for the National Rifle Association. This was back in 2009 and the RealCent forum thread shows little new information about the stamper who is no longer a member.

As for value it has no extra value. Actually it may be rejected for use in sales or monetary transaction since the coin has been altered, that still does not mean that altering a coin is illegal it is just annoying. Luckily it is small and most people will not notice or care.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1976-D
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Mintage: 563,964,147
Value: $0.05 in Damaged

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.

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

Suz Brand said...

I just found one with NRA struck in red ink on the front and the NRA struck on the back in blue ink. I can E-mail you pictures.

Man said...

I just found one with NRA struck in red ink on the front and the NRA struck on the back in blue ink. I can E-mail you pictures.

No pictures need.
These are done by loyal fans of the NRA and have no collectors value.

Anonymous said...

Just got one, NRA struck over the dome of Montecellio. Western Massachusetts here

Anonymous said...

Found while counting my drawer at work. 2001 Nickel, NRA stamped over the Montecellio in Southern New Hampshire. Cool find!

Man said...

Just got one, NRA struck over the dome of Montecellio. Western Massachusetts here

Nice, it would be nice to see who made them originally.

Man said...

Found while counting my drawer at work. 2001 Nickel, NRA stamped over the Montecellio in Southern New Hampshire.

Cool. I think the person who made them just had random nickels.