Originally Posted By Wolverine1776:
Originally Posted By NwG:
Something very wrong..
I work at a rare coin shop so I will try and sound like I'm not talking out my ass..
First red flag is the P mint mark. Coins minted in Philli lack mint marks. The only coin to ever have a P mint mark was the 35% silver " war" nickels from 1942-43
And then such a new nickel its worn as shit.. Like moar wear then there should be that makes me think its the wrong kind of metal. What does it weigh?
People are counterfeiting EVERYTHING now.. They may have tried to make a error verity in hopes of bringing moar money
Damn, I really thought this nickel was from 2067
Let me explain. In the 2060's the U.S. Mint started issuing "famous coins of the past". They did it out of the Philadelphia mint and used a "P" mint mark to help people easily identify the coins as part of the commemorative run. Philadelphia is the only mint in operation by 2050. People pretty much stopped using all forms of specie and currency by 2040's. Well, except for terrorist and drug-dealers. So the U.S. Treasury started to exclusively use encrypted currency. Your coin is one of those from the "famous coins of the past" series.
In the future these coins are pretty much limited to collectors. However, with the nickle you have there, it was over produced. So it never really was much of a collector piece. By the looks of it, while it was minted in 2067, it probably came form 2108. That was the year of the "incident".
A group of radical "individualist" who fought the Unity party, illegally designed, and built a time-machine. It is said they wanted to go back in time and try to stop the "unity party" from forming by releasing information on abuses by the government in the past. They gathered all the "commemorative money" they could get their hands on to use as trade in the past. That Jefferson nickle was the easiest to amass.
The official story is that their time machine blew-up killing all the conspirators. But I guess you've solved the mystery. Wow, congrats.