Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

I think this might be a cent struck on a dime.... I need your opinion....

 
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Valued Member
United States
68 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  3:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dbeck22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1994 D Lincoln cent that has some silver looking color in a couple spots. The coin has no raised or upset rim like a normal penny. It is very flat, straight across. Very similar to a proof, the edges are almost sharp 90 degree angles. When examining the coin, I touched the face, ( I know I'm not supposed to..) and it feels different than a penny.
The coin weighs 2.45 on my scales and they are correctly calibrated.
I read this page about "silver pennies" https://www.PCGS.com/news/authentic...ver-pennies/

And this coin has many of the traits he mentions. I can even see a letter on the edge of the coin.

" Most of the time, this spreading will also cause some excessive flow marks to appear on at least some of the characters close to the rim. Some letters (or at least their tops) will appear as though they are actually spilling over the edge of the coin when viewed under magnification."

I can't tell exactly what letter it is... but it looks like lettering at least.

I have looked for features of a dime on the coin and I can faintly make out some images, however, my mind might have made these images up from staring at the coin for so long....

I want everyone's opinion.... is this a penny struck on a dime.... or is this an ugly penny?


Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.











Bedrock of the Community
10197 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Correct weight, a dime planchet would be clad anyway. Think you have one of these, which the jury is still out on what it is, a dryer coin or something else, I say else.



Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
32299 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
Pillar of the Community
Canada
2047 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  3:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, it is just that some of the copper plating has come off, exposing the "silver coloured" zinc core.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
28964 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Correct. Doesn't look like a dryer coin to me but one damaged, probably unintentionally, in some other way.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
13050 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's not even an error, just Post Strike Damage. You can see the exposed Zinc core from the Copper plating getting split open. Spend it before Zinc Rot sets in. It will eventually turn into nothing.
Errers and Varietys.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
Pillar of the Community
United States
601 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Check HoboNickelCarver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add HoboNickelCarver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks damaged to me.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
15719 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  6:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's just zinc showing through the thin copper plate. Spend it.
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
8948 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, It's not a Cent struck on a Dime planchet . A Dime is smaller than a Cent , so some of the Cent would be incomplete .
Don't take life too seriously and remember it is just a passing fad ......
Michael Philip Jagger

Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
8465 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I want everyone's opinion.... is this a penny struck on a dime.... or is this an ugly penny?


Normally, I wouldn't pile on, but since you ask...yes an ugly cent and should be spent.
"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
-----King Adz
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
Canada
5219 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Normally, I wouldn't pile on, but since you ask...yes an ugly cent and should be spent.

..
Pillar of the Community
United States
6308 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spend it. PMD.

to the CCF!
Collector of all classic US coinage.

How to identify cleaned coins: http://goccf.com/t/319679
Valued Member
United States
274 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2018  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NewMember to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2018 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2018 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.86 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05