1959 Black beauty nickel?

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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#11 Unread post by Maineman750 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:24 pm

Ok...got it back and it is graded as MS63 "Improper Alloy Mix". Does that mean this is a black beauty ?


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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#12 Unread post by marc.durante » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:41 pm

Congrats on the error verification and grade! Also curious to know if sintered planchets are considered Improper Allow Mixes or if there are different?
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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#13 Unread post by Nolifeking » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:02 pm

My guess would be no just from the wording. From what I understand sintered planchet got heated to much. Improperly mixed alloys seems like what went into the planchet had a wrong mixture. Seems different to me anyway.

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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#14 Unread post by Maineman750 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:31 pm

Well, I did some research and found more confusing information.One guy said that PCGS called it a sintered planchet,ANACS called it Improper Alloy Mix, and NGC called it improper annealing. I wish there were some consistency on this one.Even when it comes to what causes it,there are several theories. However, I'm now inclined to believe this is a "black beauty" simply because it is black,lustrous,and isn't the result of tampering or environment.
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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#15 Unread post by Maineman750 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:45 pm

Here is another twist...but it may explain why ANACS called it improperly mixed:"I was at a show this weekend and showed it to Alan Herbert (author of the Official Price Guide to Error Coins) and he indicated that they've determined the reason for the black beauty's is that the ore mixture contained a high amount of silicon, which melted and darkened in the process. He indicated he couldn't determine if mine was authentic without a microscope which he didn't have available."
I copied that one from the Coin Talk forum.
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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#16 Unread post by Nolifeking » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:56 am

Well back to my coin. Do you guys think that mine might be a black beauty now? :l

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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#17 Unread post by Maineman750 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:11 pm

Nolifeking wrote:Well back to my coin. Do you guys think that mine might be a black beauty now? :l
I think the only way to be sure is send it in to a reputable grading company...I'm going to send my second one in when I get a definite answer as to whether improperly mixed equates to black beauty....I finally sent the question directly to ANACS..still waiting
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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#18 Unread post by Maineman750 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:26 pm

Finally...I got my answer from ANACS.Yes the "Improperly Mixed Alloy" designation is a "Black Beauty". :bouncing:
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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#19 Unread post by Nolifeking » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:45 am

So what does it cost to send coins in?

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Re: 1959 Black beauty nickel?

#20 Unread post by Maineman750 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:01 am

Nolifeking wrote:So what does it cost to send coins in?
The price for the nickel was $20 including postage...I sent in 5 coins and total was $100 for everything....but they have specials too...I just got an email offering 5 coins for the price of 7 and saw an ad online for another special.
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