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    Posted 3 years ago

    hope7096
    (12 items)

    I found an odd looking nickle. I work in retail so certain coins always catch my eye. I can't even tell you how many wheat pennies I've collected. They're cool and different and I save them for my kid's. But this nickle appears to be partially made of copper. Anyone know anything about that?

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Looks dirty to me. Use a pencil eraser and rub it and see if your copper shines or goes away.
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      I think it's stain or something, you can see a partial Fingerprint in the last photo! :^D
    3. hope7096 hope7096, 3 years ago
      I actually forgot it and left it in my pocket and it went through the washer and it still looks the same. I will definitely try the eraser though. Good idea :)
    4. hope7096 hope7096, 3 years ago
      I guess it could be a stain although I'm not sure what kind if that's what it is, but I would have thought going through my washing machine would've washed it away. It's a mystery lol!
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      what you are seeing on the coin is nothing but nickel tetracarbonyl, quite common.
    6. hope7096 hope7096, 3 years ago
      Thank you for that information. I appreciate it :)

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