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johnspa
Joined: 27-Jun-2013
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I got this in a bulk lot, and Have no idea what it was used for. Any ideas?

Thanks, John
KLiao
Joined: 6-Jan-2019
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Unfinished die plate?
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Idolenz
Joined: 13-Jul-2013
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Looks like someone pressed a circulated V-Nickel into an aluminium sheet
              
oggy Numista team, Moderator
Joined: 8-Mar-2016
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Quote: "Idolenz"​Looks like someone pressed a circulated V-Nickel into an aluminium sheet
​Yep
Camerinvs
Joined: 19-May-2016
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Quote: "oggy"
Quote: "Idolenz"​Looks like someone pressed a circulated V-Nickel into an aluminium sheet
​​Yep
​But, if so, the design would be incused.

And how thick is this thing??
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HongKongCoinCollector
Joined: 27-Feb-2019
Posts: 105
Quote: "Camerinvs"​​But, if so, the design would be incused.

​And how thick is this thing??
​Might just be the good old illusion.

Johnspa, is the design pressed into the aluminium sheet or is it raised up from it?
Often things turn up in unexpected places.
Keep looking! ;-)
Idolenz
Joined: 13-Jul-2013
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look at the direction of the light and the shadows and you will see that it is incuse
              
Camerinvs
Joined: 19-May-2016
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I'm very bad with the "good old illusion" but here I'm simply unable to see it incused.

Look at the points of brightness, especially in the upper part. I can't see how the reflection of the light could be thus if the letters are incused.
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ALLRED1950
Joined: 2-Jul-2012
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I John, could it be an ink pad stamp? Very interesting.
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HongKongCoinCollector
Joined: 27-Feb-2019
Posts: 105
Quote: "ALLRED1950"​I John, could it be an ink pad stamp? Very interesting.
​Why would someone want to stamp a nickel onto anything?

And even so, I imagine that parts of the coin would not be as high as other parts therefore you wouldn't get a full print of the coin.
Often things turn up in unexpected places.
Keep looking! ;-)
Steve27
Joined: 22-Mar-2016
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I saw something similar done with a Lincoln Cent. I don't know the process, but the guy who did it owns a machine shop.
Camerinvs
Joined: 19-May-2016
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Quote: "HongKongCoinCollector"
Quote: "ALLRED1950"​I John, could it be an ink pad stamp? Very interesting.
​​​Why would someone want to stamp a nickel onto anything?

​And even so, I imagine that parts of the coin would not be as high as other parts therefore you wouldn't get a full print of the coin.
​►​ ​Exactly: this is not a print block because the surface needs to be entirely flat.

​► And yet, in the old days, print blocks were used for all images in many publications. In the 1980s (or early 1990s?) the printers of the Canadian Numismatic Journal modernized their equipment so that the old blocks became obsolete, so they gave them away. If you're lucky, you could find some old blocks in an antiques store or a bookstore specializing in old/antique books.
Postage stamps are more legitimate as a form of currency than the entire "coin" production of Nauru or Niue. ••••••••• Les timbres-poste sont plus légitimes en tant qu'objets monétaires que la production entière de «monnaies» de Nauru ou de Niue.
johnspa
Joined: 27-Jun-2013
Posts: 712
Thanks for all the replies. Ill have to dig it out again, but I would guess about 1/8" thick.
HongKongCoinCollector
Joined: 27-Feb-2019
Posts: 105
Quote: "Camerinvs"​​​► And yet, in the old days, print blocks were used for all images in many publications. In the 1980s (or early 1990s?) the printers of the Canadian Numismatic Journal modernized their equipment so that the old blocks became obsolete, so they gave them away. If you're lucky, you could find some old blocks in an antiques store or a bookstore specializing in old/antique books.
​Interesting. It is said you learn a new thing every day. I guess this is it ;)
Often things turn up in unexpected places.
Keep looking! ;-)

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