2003D Jefferson nickel Mint Error?

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2003D Jefferson nickel Mint Error?

#1 Unread post by Tooboocoo » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:13 pm

[attachment=1]IMG_20170724_162640.jpg[/attachment]Hello everyone I'm new here and look forward to sharing some good coins I hope and looking forwards to learning what the experts have to say about my coining skills and everyone else as well so I've been looking at coins about ten years now and I decided if I want to make any money at this I better expand my knowledge and get second opinions thank you and let's get started ,first coin ID like everyone's opinion on is my 2003D Jefferson nickel error
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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:39 am

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your endeavors in the error world. It is a world full of misinformation and greed. My first round of advice is to think of every coin as if it wasn't an error, but different, then investigate how it could have happened. To do this then you must first understand the coin minting process and read and read and ask questions, some of us of this forum have been at it all our lives and can help you.

I recommend Alan Herbert's Price Guide to Mint Errors since it's extensive in scope on the minting varieties and you can find this book at Amazon or eBay.

On to your coin... alas it is not a mint error but damaged. It appears someone placed another coin on top and this was hammered onto the coin.

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel

#3 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:24 pm

Welcome to the forum.
Daniel nailed it of course. Notice how the devices (words) on the top-most impression are reversed?
It wouldn't look like this if the coin was struck twice.

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel

#4 Unread post by Tooboocoo » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:56 pm

I don't see someone placing another coin on top of another one and manage to reproduce the images in its proper raised format it seems to me if someone were to try this it should have results of a sunken image not raised and I know it's only one coin by weight,5 grams,I agree that united States of America and five cents is embedded into the other images,the two ,three or four Monticello's that I'm looking at,I know I'm new here but can you explain how the other images are raised multiple times? It seems to me it would almost be impossible to strike another coin with a hammer or whatever and be able to keep them together and aligned to create a mirror or duplicate of any image thank you maybe look at it again and see if my questions and observation are right if I'm totally wrong I might consider another hobby,after ten or more years of coin hunting I would hate to think I've been wrong about all my coins again thank you and awaiting a response

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:57 pm

Daniel wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:39 am
Welcome to the forum and good luck with your endeavors in the error world. It is a world full of misinformation and greed. My first round of advice is to think of every coin as if it wasn't an error, but different, then investigate how it could have happened. To do this then you must first understand the coin minting process and read and read and ask questions, some of us of this forum have been at it all our lives and can help you.

I recommend Alan Herbert's Price Guide to Mint Errors since it's extensive in scope on the minting varieties and you can find this book at Amazon or eBay.

On to your coin... alas it is not a mint error but damaged. It appears someone placed another coin on top and this was hammered onto the coin.
:agree: 100% D

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel

#6 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:06 pm

You can't mix up the actual strike with what someone did after it left the mint. It was, at one time, a normal nickel struck at the mint, but sometime between now and then someone messed with it and damaged the coin trying to create a fake mint error. I see it all the time. You can use a vice or sledgehammer to create coins that look like this.

It doesn't mean all your coins are damaged. So post as many as you like.

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel Mint Error?

#7 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:56 pm

Sorry but Daniel is right and all I can add with my limited knowledge is that the letters wouldn't be reversed.

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel Mint Error?

#8 Unread post by Tooboocoo » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:56 pm

Can someone please explain no.1 if somebody were to press two coins together with a vice how could either image be stamped in the proper direction such as the three or so Monticello's that are shown and no.2 would the images that were pressed not be imprinted not raised such as Monticello all of them I do see the reverse image of states of America in reverse, this is what I would expect all the images to look like,then at the bottom of the coin I see it raised and printed in the right direction, I'm not exactly new to looking for oddities on coinage, just new to looking for advice and opinions and appreciate every body's input and I want to make sure I understand fully and hope I get answers I can understand 100% I thought I asked myself all the how could it have happend, before joining and submitting this coin so I guess I'm looking for a logical answer because to me everything on the coin is stamped in the right raised format and lettrering seem to be in proper direction as well is it possible it could be a rarity?? Thank all of you and please help me, I can send more images if you like ,and the coin only weighs 5 grams as well thanks again

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel Mint Error?

#9 Unread post by Tooboocoo » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:51 pm

One other thing I'd like to know about is why is the coin flat on one side and wavy on the other are you saying this is also something that can be accomplished by squeezing two coins together in a vice or hitting with a hammer I'm having difficulty in understanding what you people are looking at and not seeing I really confused about the vice and hammer theory

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Re: 2003D Jefferson nickel Mint Error?

#10 Unread post by Tooboocoo » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:08 pm

I also see Jeffersons face stacked up behind the front image I don't know how many times

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