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 Posted 04/19/2012  06:10 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EnigmaticMindx to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

It's a good thing that steel doesn't rust or else there would be a perfectly normal explanation for this phenomenon! Everyone start your bidding wars!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ODDITY-1943...t_500wt_1156

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 Posted 04/19/2012  07:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Two possibilities:
1.) VERY thin copper plating, or
2.) a very light cast of copper colored rust is evident.
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 Posted 04/19/2012  12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
It's a good thing that steel doesn't rust or else there would be a perfectly normal explanation for this phenomenon!

Sort of hate to tell you this but Steel does RUST. Rusting is just Oxydation and Steel is mostly Iron and Iron does RUST. Actually almost all things that can combine with Oxygen could be said to RUST since, again, Rusting is Oxydation.
As to that coin? Already 2 bids? Are people really that dumb? This would mean that the Mint made a special type of coin for just that year with a Copper Plating over the Steel? Might even be Gold Plated?
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 Posted 04/19/2012  12:27 pm  Show Profile Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing more than a rusty steel cent. Seen many before.
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 Posted 04/19/2012  12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add unholyroller to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ya know....I love auctions like this. The seller isn't trying to say what it is definitively, just leaves it up to the bidders to make fools of themselves. I feel no remorse when I auction something and it is not misrepresented and people run it up way past what it is really worth....its not like I told them to...I can walk away with a clear conscious and extra money. I think some of us ( me included ) get upset only be cause we didn't think of it first.
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 Posted 04/19/2012  12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add akane17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quote:
It's a good thing that steel doesn't rust or else there would be a perfectly normal explanation for this phenomenon!

Sort of hate to tell you this but Steel does RUST. Rusting is just Oxydation and Steel is mostly Iron and Iron does RUST. Actually almost all things that can combine with Oxygen could be said to RUST since, again, Rusting is Oxydation.


Which one is the sarcastic post?
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 Posted 04/19/2012  1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stage one atmospheric discoloration.
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 Posted 04/19/2012  2:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bidding is already way over value.
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 Posted 04/19/2012  2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add northwestseeker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How unfortunate! :(
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 Posted 04/19/2012  3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EnigmaticMindx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This original post was meant to be sarcastic. I was just hoping someone would get a chuckle out of the auction. :)
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 Posted 08/04/2012  1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add samuel tan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you guys think?
It is not trick or altered photo.
I want to know about this odd coin.
It is magnetic, means steel.
It has faint copper color in front.





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 Posted 08/04/2012  1:31 pm  Show Profile Check Coinstar's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Coinstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/04/2012  2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add samuel tan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coinstar with respect, I didn't grew up here didn't get what you exactly mean. Would you please explain?
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 Posted 08/05/2012  10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1943 Cent is possibly the most replated coin on Earth. I collect them and have possibly close to 2,500 of them. Had more but gave over 1,000 to a kid.
Some have been Copper Plated. Some Chromed, some Tinned, Some Zinced and possibly mauy other metals. The ones posted here appear to be the Copper Plated ones put into circulation and the plating is coming off. I've got 3 of those so far. I've got nearly a roll of the Chromed ones, many rolls of the Zinc Plated ones and only a few of the Tinned ones. Would make my collection of those better if someone had a Gold plated one or even Silver Plated.
Normally they all sell for about $0.25 each at a local flea market.
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 Posted 08/05/2012  8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add samuel tan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just carl, I appreciates you respond.
As I said when I joint in last year, I am new to American coins.
How could I learn, by asking your experiences and Making Mistakes!
I just bought it, not try to sell it.
This kind of explanation is what I am after, not unintelligent comments.
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 Posted 08/05/2012  9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@sam tan.....I could be wrong but if you are upset by coinstars comment....? From reading the thread, it seems to me, he was refering to the ebay seller as a "snake oil slseman" not you. You kinda jumped into a thread. Next time start a seperate topic for your coin.....
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