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  • Found coin, thoughts?

    Hi, I have a coin that I would like to show and discuss it. There are a lot of photos, click them and you can zoom in further in the next open window.



    Here is the link to the whole photo album to see the other views too..


    I am looking forward to seeing what information anyone can help me with.

  • #2
    What you have is a form of vandalism commonly referred to as a "squeeze job", "hammer job", "vise job", or "sandwich job". A nickel was squeezed or hammered into the reverse face of your cent while the obverse rested on a hard, flat surface.
    Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.


    • #3

      Do you have any reference pictures for me to study? Links or other blog posts would be cool too.

      I have not seen anything on the internet like this thing, and would like to compare and contrast.



      • #4
        That coin had it .. Wow..
        Still the best "Nickel Trail Die Hunter". 2013 ((MIKEE)) T.Davis


        • #5
          Lol! I keep hearing about them, just never see any others online. I will have to do another Google search and see if I can find some more to look at.

          I assumed that at lease one side would have to be heated to create a "stamp" on another coin.

          But "When you assume...." ROFL


          • #6
            Heating the coin would make little difference in the way that it would except a transfer of design elements from coin to coin. Nickel has a melt point of 2651 F and copper 1984 F, so the coins would have to become pretty hot to start making the surface begin to melt.

            BJ Neff
            Member of: ANA, CCC, CONECA, Fly-in-club, FUN, NLG & T.E.V.E.C.