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

 
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 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.











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 Posted 05/15/2018  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings 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.



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 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.
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 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.
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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.
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 Posted 05/15/2018  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HoboNickelCarver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks damaged to me.
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It's just zinc showing through the thin copper plate. Spend it.
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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 .
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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.
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Normally, I wouldn't pile on, but since you ask...yes an ugly cent and should be spent.

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Spend it. PMD.

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