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m4rc1
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 Posted 02/18/2009  7:22 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add m4rc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi its my first post here and I'm Sign in first cause I see there's several peoples here that look to know what they talking about.

Here my best find in the last years, I didn't see it listed anywhere as another material than copper.
This piece failed the magnet test and weight as a normal piece.
Hope someone could tell me more

Image: 1995_silver.jpg
96.54 KB

Image: 1995_silver_face.jpg
100.68 KB

thank you for your interest

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 Posted 02/18/2009  7:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mr Finger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone plated it.....
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 Posted 02/18/2009  7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mr Finger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By the way......
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 Posted 02/18/2009  8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m4rc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you,

is there a way to verify this hypothesis ?
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 Posted 02/18/2009  8:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, if the weight's "normal", then it's not likely to be a "wrong planchet" (like a 10 blank falling into a batch of 1 blanks). It'll most likely be a normal copper cent that's been deliberately plated, perhaps by someone hoping to pass it off as a 10 coin, or maybe by someone simply testing out their electroplating gear.

Check the rim and edge; there's often a small unplated spot where the electrode was attached.
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 Posted 02/18/2009  10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m4rc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i confirm

there is small spots of 'look like' copper
and the weight is verified as same as standard weight

I'll keep this item as an possible fake nickel coin
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 Posted 02/18/2009  10:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Note the circled area.



There is copper underneath. What you have here is foil from a cigarette package, I'm guessing from the colour. When you take the white paper backing off of it, what you have is a very thin, very moldable foil left over which is very easy to place onto a coin, much like gold leaf. I've seen this done before.

Thanks for posting and jogging my memory. This is perhaps a solution for anyone that has one of those Shell Prime Ministers sets the plating has come off of.
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 Posted 02/18/2009  11:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m4rc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
intersting

i'll try

i already saw what this foil you talking could done
but I found amazing that its close to invisible if it's done like this

i confirm what I've tought there is very kind and brilliant people inside here.

keep in touch for other post,
i looked for answering others but my knowledges aare far less than yours

thanks all,
good night
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 Posted 02/21/2009  2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philippesdad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my second year of college chemistry, we did several plating experiments and I silverplated a new penny. Maybe this coin has a similar history. I kept mine.


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 Posted 02/21/2009  7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IBGolden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
^^^ Hey thats real nice! ^^^

Back to the foil subject. The modern foil is different... that took vintage foil. People also use to roll it into a very solid compact ball. The new stuff is somewhat plastcized, so it won't conform like the old stuff. Just sayin' is all.
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 Posted 02/21/2009  8:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add highroller4321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting find! It definitly has some sort of think foil over it
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 Posted 02/22/2009  2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m4rc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i would thank you all for your support and discovery

I'm bit dissapointed about the fact that I only got an 'unrare' piece
but I will continue my quest to find others special items,

thank you all,
see you
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 Posted 02/27/2009  02:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add psi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've heard of this being done by dipping pennies in mercury as well, not sure if that's the case here but it might be a good idea not to handle the coin too much if you're not sure.
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 Posted 02/28/2009  11:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ASUTodd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guess you could say he was "foiled" again!! man o man I crack me up! :)
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 Posted 03/01/2009  12:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FrostCross to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Foiled again... lol I remember that foil...covered my fridge in it!sure looked retro after that
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 Posted 08/07/2009  12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a silver 1906 large cent



in an antique shop last fall I thought it was a wrong planchet but looking a little closer and discussions on another coin reverence web page I believe it to be mercury coated I scraped the edge with a knife and saw copper under the silver.
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