So what's up with this nickel?

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Just found this getting some coins ready to tumble.
 

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Did you find that in the ground? Looks as if someone intentionally ground/sanded the face off.

Mark in Michigan
 
Weight it. If it weighs what a nickel should weigh then it's probably a mint error, though I've never seen one like that. More likely someone mutilated it.
 
Did you find that in the ground? Looks as if someone intentionally ground/sanded the face off.

Mark in Michigan

Weight it. If it weighs what a nickel should weigh then it's probably a mint error, though I've never seen one like that. More likely someone mutilated it.
Yeah it's thinner than a nickel should be. Whoever did it did a good job.

Steve
 
I was also thinking sever case of "dryer coin".
Maybe, if it was left to tumble for about 100 cycles. That'd drive me nuts hearing it bouncing around on the first few cycles. Not likely that a dryer caused this. The chair leg post has merit.
 
Can't say I've seen a dryer (or washing machine) coin like that before. I suppose it's possible but the reverse looks to have little to no wear on it. Not to mention the wear on the obverse looks too perfect. Interesting for sure...
 
Yeah I polished it up and the back side looks like new, the other side is smooth as silk with only a small scratch. Hmmm

Steve
 
Obverse side has a ground Bevel and probably the rest of the obverse was ground off and polished at one time. Thinking was used to level or raise a piece of furniture.
 
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