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Do Plated Coins Always Have Plated Edges?

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 Posted 04/21/2021  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. What about the 1943 Lincoln cent?
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thought about uploading some photos but, I'm not sure they would be useful. I have a loop and a usb digital microscope, and I see no signs of polishing or chemical alteration. i'll see what I can do later after I'm done with this job.
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 Posted 04/21/2021  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shathe to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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"What about the 1943 Lincoln cent?"


i think I have a couple of copper 1943 Lincoln cents, but no steel ones. i'll have to look later. I haven't gone through my pennies yet.
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 Posted 04/21/2021  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What about the 1943 Lincoln cent?
In that case, the steel sheets were zinc plated before the blanks were punched out.
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 Posted 04/21/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would be possible to plate just the front and back if you first paint the edge with some fingernail polish or wax. The plating won't adhere there and the polish can be removed with an acetone bath, or the wax with a bath in very hot water.

They do something like that if the want to do selective plating on the front or back. Just mask off the areas you don't want plated, plate, remove the mask.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  04:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
shathe,
What makes you think your coin has been plated?
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 Posted 04/22/2021  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add shathe to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What makes you think your coin has been plated?

i don't necessarily. it's just must more lustrous than it's competitor. just asked a question.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No problem. It looks like a pretty normal coin to me.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  11:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a nice and normal uncirculated coin to me.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That Coin Dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another way for a coin to become shiny is polishing, which can cause a similar appearance to plating if done well. That could explain the visibility of the copper core.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  1:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add STTScott to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Modern US coins aren't plated. They're struck from metal planchets/sheets whose composition is created prior to being sent to the mint. All the mint does is strike the coins from the planchets/sheets it receives. Any electroplating (like those done to copy "coins" by private companies -- like those you'd see in print ads or infomercials/commercials) would show an even metal over the entire "coin."
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