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What Happened To This Canadian Cent? I Need Your Help.

 
 
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 Posted 05/30/2018  7:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add yontan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought this online from a person who had no idea of what he had. I have looked at it carefully, and I think it is something that happened at the mint, but exactly what I cannot say. It may have been something like grease clogging the dies, or? canadian cents should weigh 5.67 grams, and this cent weighs 5.3 grams. The edges are fine, and all beads and dentils are present and strong. Please check the pictures and let me know what you think.





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 Posted 05/30/2018  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RonZo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
extremly worn?
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 Posted 05/30/2018  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JeyRey2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acid bath!
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 Posted 05/30/2018  10:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scissel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Blow torch? It does look like some sort of PMD.
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 Posted 05/30/2018  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's a capped die, very cool and worth discussion.
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 Posted 05/30/2018  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yontan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your help so far. If you check the pictures, you'll see that the centers of the coin are somewhat raised, especially the obverse. And, I doubt you could manage an acid strong enough to literally melt the copper carefully enough to keep it so nicely away from the edges of the coin without leaving an edge mark of its own. Same with a blowtorch. A capped die had not occurred to me......maybe this is a lead. To me it actually looked as though something, maybe cloth(?) had clogged the dies. But thanks for all your help. Bill.
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 Posted 05/31/2018  01:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's over 6% loss in weight yet the centers "appear" raised. I'd go with an acid drop on each side. A capped die wouldn't have the weight loss, nor would a strike-thru.
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 Posted 05/31/2018  10:19 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most definitely did not happen at the mint. The flattening of the reverse and bulging of the obverse tells me this thing was abused by blunt force after it was minted.
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