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 Posted 03/16/2012  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ibab to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've often wondered if those coins sold with a "platinum" plating or Gold plating - were magnetic. I guess the Nickel plated ones are. Neat find though.
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 Posted 03/16/2012  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Check the weight to confirm, if it is around the normal weight of 3.1 grams then it has been plated.

2.5g, it's a zincoln.
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 Posted 03/16/2012  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ibab-

Neither pt or au are maggot-net.
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 Posted 03/16/2012  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a penny here somewhere (or did have) that I had on my desk for about a year and its a silver color also but it was copper color when I sat it there. I don't know what caused it but the copper coating has been eaten off of it and I am betting this is what happened here also
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 Posted 03/17/2012  12:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
But his penny is magnetic. Is yours magnetic?
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 Posted 10/12/2018  09:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Porkchop76 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello I have the same 1988 penny that appears to
Be steel I have also seen other stories on line with
The same thing would realy like more information on any updates I
Can post a picture if you would like. Thank you
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 Posted 10/12/2018  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A picture would be a good start, but post it in a new thread of it's own not one that is six years old.
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 Posted 10/12/2018  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/12/2018  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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