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1962 U.S. silver penny?

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CoinDan98
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 Posted 05/01/2010  11:40 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add CoinDan98 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have a silver-colored 1962 Lincoln penny. Appears to be stainless steel. Anyone know of this mint?



Oldest coins in my collection: Cent: 1837, 2 cent: 1865, 3 cent: 1865, Nickel: 1867, Dime: 1875, Quarter: 1907, Half: 1937, Dollar: 1900..
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05/04/2010 01:42 am
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 Posted 05/01/2010  11:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wd1040 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most likely plated. Please post a photo.
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 Posted 05/02/2010  01:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does it stick to a magnet? If it doesn't, it's not steel. Could be silver, though. Most likely, it's been plated.

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 Posted 05/02/2010  11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tumbleweedtrumpet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone could have also taken plating off.
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 Posted 05/02/2010  11:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There's no plating to take off.
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I've heard of mercury treated.
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 Posted 05/02/2010  7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always the chance it could be a Lincoln cent on a dime planchet (blank).
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 Posted 05/03/2010  12:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add samuel tan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can coated Silver out of Cooper merchandise, by dipping in chemical(I forgot the name). Not even plated nor anodize.
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Some people chrome them. I have a Kennedy half that someone did that to. I'm not sure if it's the technical term, or even if it is in fact chrome, but it looks like it belongs on someone's hog.
Oldest Found:

Cent: 1899 - Two Cents: 1867 - Nickel: 1916
Dime: 1943 - Quarter: 1964 - Half: 1917

Canadian silver:
Quarter 1966
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 Posted 05/03/2010  2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use pennies to test my strike baths. It's common for other people who do home plating to do the same. If it's dull and uniform it's likely a nickel strike bath, if it has a satin type look to it , it may be zinc.

What does it weigh?
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Good call Ugly.It has been plated with zinc.We did that in Chem.class just a couple of years ago.(Hahaha)Couple few.
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 Posted 05/05/2010  9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CoinDan98 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does that mean there is copper underneath the plating?
Oldest coins in my collection: Cent: 1837, 2 cent: 1865, 3 cent: 1865, Nickel: 1867, Dime: 1875, Quarter: 1907, Half: 1937, Dollar: 1900..
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 Posted 05/05/2010  9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CoinDan98 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you everybody for your helpful information. Will a plated penny be worth more or less than an actual penny? oh, by the way, how do you put up a smily?
Oldest coins in my collection: Cent: 1837, 2 cent: 1865, 3 cent: 1865, Nickel: 1867, Dime: 1875, Quarter: 1907, Half: 1937, Dollar: 1900..
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 Posted 05/06/2010  10:39 am  Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
if its plated its worth no premium, an actual silver cent would likely be struck on a dime planchet and be smaller than a normal cent.
Oldest Found-------
Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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I'd say it might be worth a premium, but not at the level you think. A 1962 cent is worth 1 cent, maybe 2.5 if you wanted to claim its copper value. You could probably find someone who thinks your coin is interesting (wouldn't be a serious coin collector though) to give you a quarter for it. That's 25x over face value!
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 Posted 05/08/2010  3:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CoinDan98 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also have an 1888 indian head cent
Oldest coins in my collection: Cent: 1837, 2 cent: 1865, 3 cent: 1865, Nickel: 1867, Dime: 1875, Quarter: 1907, Half: 1937, Dollar: 1900..
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