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 Posted 05/14/2018  5:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bplace to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
New to this forum. I have a 1987 Lincoln Head penny with a silver looking finish and it is magnetic. It jumps up onto a magnet from 1/4" away. It weighs 2.55 grams. Is this a common find? Thanks for you help. Robert

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 Posted 05/14/2018  5:48 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Could be plated.


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Was the U.S. mint using copper plated steel blanks for executing circulating coinage orders for other countries at this time?

The British Royal Mint use a different approach. They strike steel planchets, then copper plate them.

Edge pictures would help in this discussion.
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 Posted 05/14/2018  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Occirats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just watched a painted penny react to a magnet (edge was copper)..watched a magnets stick to a painted wall.There are magnetic paints/primer...just a possiblility
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@Bplace, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree with the others that pics would be nice. We sometimes see cents that have been nickel-plated and these are slightly attracted to magnets.
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Pics are definitely needed. However, I don't think nickel plating will make it jump off a table from a 1/4" away.
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No, but chromium wouldn't it?


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I will have to test tomorrow, but I'm not sure even a steel plating would make that happen. The plating accounts for so little mass that it must be highly magnetic to lift the whole coin like that when the overwhelming majority of mass is from the non-magnetic core.


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Chromium is not magnetic below about 100°F, so I doubt that is the answer.
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In some cases, for a magic trick a coin will have a piece of iron inserted into it so it can be made to "vanish" by use of a magnet.

Is the coin uniformly magnetic all over or is it more highly magnetic in a specific area.
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It's probably plated with adamantium.
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