I remember seeing this coin, probably on eBay.
My opinion from the photos is that this coin came in contact with
At 07:51 PM 7/20/2013, Rev Paul Bulgerin wrote:
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I just purchased this 1868 Shield Nickel. It is high grade and
deeply toned, but has one spot on the obverse and two on the reverse
where the surfaces are bright and rough. I'm looking on opinions on
what happened to this coin. Is is a defective planchet, a coin with
corrosion, damaged in some way . . . or??? There are minor
encrustations on both sides.
Thanks for any help!