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 Posted 02/11/2018  5:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BassPro to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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Not sure what I have here. Aluminum with copper coating. Zinc? Opinions please, do I have something worth anything?



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 Posted 02/11/2018  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add X2an to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems to me the copper coating has worn off which is exposing the zinc core. An aluminium penny would be incredibly rare. If you think it is aluminium - compare the weight to an ordinary penny. Aluminium is a very light metal, much lighter than zinc or copper.
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 Posted 02/11/2018  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No. The copper plating has been worn off exposing the Zinc core.

Next stop - Zinc Rot and powder...
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 Posted 02/11/2018  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BassPro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a barely worn penny, never seen this on another worn penny
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It's a barely worn penny, never seen this on another worn penny


Copper has worn off, exposing the zinc. It has no added value.
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 Posted 02/11/2018  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
simple plate rub. They will become ever more common.
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 Posted 02/11/2018  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Put a coin face first against side of grinding wheel until too hot to touch...VOILA', instant error. YOU"RE GONNA BE RICH!.......NOT!

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 Posted 02/12/2018  05:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BassPro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So what you guys are saying is don't quit my day job! I guess am not rich-- dam the bad luck!
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 Posted 02/12/2018  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or you could go out and purchase some plating materials and plate that one again. Might only cost you a few hundred dollars but then you'ld have a rare, replated coin.
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