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Ninerphil
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 Posted 02/26/2012  11:15 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ninerphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Got a 1979 canadain penny what seems to be made from nickel! And it's mint. Can't find anything out there on it. Any ideas? Ty...

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 Posted 02/26/2012  11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does it stick to a magnet?
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 Posted 02/26/2012  11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ninerphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not really looking for what is made of. Rather! Why? Haven't seen one online anywhere! We know it's not copper. Not silver either. Just the unknown is why it seems weird.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  11:49 am  Show Profile Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
supply picture, diameter, weight and magnetic (or not) and people here will supply you will all the information you will ever need about the coin and them some

there is a huge difference between a high school electro-plating experiment (common) compared to if it was stamped on the wrong planchet (like from a nickel)

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 Posted 02/26/2012  12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikandiggit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
99.99% of the time, these are the result of a school experiment. However, far more details have to be revealed before anyone is going to congratulate you.

On one of the other forums, a member was all excited because he had a giant Canadian 1966 penny. He argued for days. He finally produced a pic and it was a British penny not Canadian. So, until you have a pic, weight, and whether it's magnetic or not, no one will guess.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ninerphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well it's magnetic! It weighs 3.4 grams and same diamitor butt 1979 copper penny in pic side by side. Ty
Well I seem not to be able to upload my pic. Story of my life. Lol
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 Posted 02/26/2012  12:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ninerphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do have pic's... Trying to upload.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikandiggit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1978--1979 penny is 3.24 g. Which is pretty close to what your's is which means it's plated and not a wrong planchet.

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02/26/2012 2:52 pm
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 Posted 02/26/2012  3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, Ninerphil!

Using the reply to post, click on Upload image at the bottom. If your image is too big, use the Free Image Optimizer just below it.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It should not be magnetic.I think you may have something of value there.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:48 pm  Show Profile Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just bought a 1979 1-cent struck on a 10c planchet, but the weight is bang-on for a 10c planchet. Is your coin as thick as a normal 1979 1-cent coin?
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 Posted 03/02/2012  4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terry-T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You may have one of these. Canada made coins for many other countries and it's possible that one of the zinc blanks was stuck in a bin that was then used for Canadian cents. The one I am showing is the same weight as a normal cent, and is not magnetic. There is a scrape on the rim and proves it's not copper-coloured under plating. Make a small scratch on the edge of yours to see if copper colour shows.

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 Posted 03/08/2012  03:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, Terry-T!


Quote:
Make a small scratch on the edge of yours to see if copper colour shows.


It's NEVER a good idea to purposely scratch a coin. Stick to non-destructive testing.
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 Posted 03/09/2012  7:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zimmy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have several authentic off metal coins that have suffered from previous owners using destructive testing to determine a coin's metal content....usually to see if it's plated. I guess that's ok if the coin is actually plated outside of the mint but it's too bad for the coin if in fact it turns out to be a real off metal error. The coin not only becomes less appealing to the eye but is significantly harmed in the value area as well.
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 Posted 03/09/2012  7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coingirl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
probably silver plated or nickel plated as an experiment
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