Copper-Plated Nickel or Something Like It - 2002-D

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Copper-Plated Nickel or Something Like It - 2002-D

#1 Unread post by Leonel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:43 am

Hello all,

I found this nickel in my pocket change. At first thought it was rust, or severe damage, but on taking a closer look, it appears to be plated with copper (I think). It is struck on a regular nickel planchet, weighs 5g, and a 2002- Denver mint, but I don't know what it is. Is this an error coin, or some special commemorative variety. From my research I haven't found any 2002 commemorative nickels. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Leonel.
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Re: Copper-Plated Nickel or Something Like It - 2002-D

#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:27 pm

:dunno possibly 'covered' in something to hugeeyes this way ...... :confused:

i hugeeyes a proper 'coloration' on part of the rim, so, ? :confused: ?

is the brown-ish coloring a "powdery" substance ?? whistling2:

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Re: Copper-Plated Nickel or Something Like It - 2002-D

#3 Unread post by Leonel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi Paul,

No it is not powdery. It is a solid uniform layer (Even on the rim). I tried finding similar coins online, and no one had a convincing opinion.

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#4 Unread post by mhonzell » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:09 pm

Unfortunately, this looks like a cup holder coin.

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#5 Unread post by Leonel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:42 pm

Which I interpret to mean worthless. Sob.

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#6 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:57 pm

Yeah, it is a damaged coin from the environment it was stored in.

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#7 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:13 am

i agree, from these pics, it looks like a 'post mint' alteration..... :dunno

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#8 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:04 pm

Typically nickels that turn red have been in the ground.

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