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    High-Grade 1918/7-D Nickel, AU55

    1918/7-D 5C AU55 NGC. FS-101. The "Mademoiselle from Armentières" was a popular song sung in the trenches during World War I when this important overdate variety was struck. Therein lies more than coincidence, perhaps.
    Numismatists have long noted that many of the famous 20th century overdates, produced from hubbing of a single working die from two differently dated working hubs, were the product of the wartime eras of either the First or Second World Wars. It may have been that key Mint personnel were serving their nation in foreign lands when those pieces were produced, and less-skillful workers serving as replacements created the overdated die. David Lange also mentions the possibility that the 1918/7-D could be an intentionally produced variety, but that explanation seems less likely, as the first example appeared in the numismatic press only 12 years later.
    This example shows good remaining luster. It appears to be a later striking as each side has heavy metal flow around the margins as well as within the recess around the Native American's eye and temple region. The devices are softly defined, as usual, and the soft gray patina has a few specks of carbon on each side.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 22RJ, PCGS# 3939)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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    June, 2010
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