- You appear to be describing a coin that was altered outside the
mint. It sounds like the edge was compressed either by tapping it
with a hammer or squeezing the coin with a more sophisticated
mechanical device. The fact that the coin is undersized and the
peripheral design elements climb the rim or are obscured by it is
consistent with this kind of vandalism.
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> hi, i was hoping that someone could help with some info. i found a
> 1980 nickle that is very interesting. it has a full collar,
> completely centered, however the collar makes this sort of lip to
> where you can read the lettering curving upwards into the lip. the
> thickness is right except for the collar part but its a bit smaller
> around. it fits inside a normal nickle and youre able to see all
> edges. pretty sure its a D mint, hard to tell curving into the lip.
> would anyone have something similar i could compare it to? or any
> other info would be appreciated. thanks! mel