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  1959 Jefferson Nickel - Improperly Annealed - "Black Beauty" - Certified
1959 Jefferson Nickel - Improperly Annealed - "Black Beauty" - Certified

Our Price: $59.95
Year: 1959
Composition: Copper Nickel
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Mintage: Low

Product Code: 16609

Rare Hoard of 1959 "Black Beauty"Nickels Found!

These Jefferson Nickels minted in 1959, are utterly unique rarities. Reason being - both obverse and reverse are black.

When discovered, they were understandably nicknamed "Black Beauties" in homage to the midnight tones of this one of a kind piece.

The distinctive black finish comes from an improperly handled annealing process. Annealing is the process of heating the planchet to ready it for striking. The planchets are then placed in a large furnace warmed by gas heaters to "relax" the metal. They are then passed through a washing solution to remove tarnish, which gives the planchets (coins) the familiar "BU" (Brilliant Uncirculated) finish.

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