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New and odd nickel

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:12 pm
by backcountry
Hello to all. Never had much interest till I found this nickel in my change, The Jefferson Bust on this what appears to be a 1997 nickel, has like a ghost reverse image of the Monticello on it. The words Monticello and Five Cents are spelt backwards.
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The coin appears to have 2 distinct very thin layers as can be seen from the edge and there is a chip that shows lettering on the back side of one layer.
Any one got any ideas??

Re: New and odd nickel

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:28 pm
by Paul
:eureka:
this is caused when the reverse of another nickel is 'pressed into' the obverse of a different nickel

Re: New and odd nickel

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:22 pm
by PetesPockets55
PALH1 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:28 pm
:eureka:
this is caused when the reverse of another nickel is 'pressed into' the obverse of a different nickel
Paul Most definitely nailed it.
Otherwise know as a vise job.

Re: New and odd nickel

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:46 pm
by Daniel
Yes, another nickel was used to created this "ghost" image.