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Weird 1950 1 Cent In Nickel?

 
 
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 Posted 08/08/2018  4:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add corybrown50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Curious if anyone knows of 1950 "Nickel" pennies?
Just found this in a pile I got from my grandfather, and after doing a search here and Google in general, I can find nothing on it.

Any ideas?

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 Posted 08/08/2018  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


More likely than not it was plated after it left the mint.
Highschool science class experiment, etc

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 Posted 08/08/2018  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's been plated .. high school experiment
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 Posted 08/08/2018  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plated or possibly treated with Mercury. I might wear gloves when handling it until you know which one for sure.
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 Posted 08/08/2018  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those green spots may be the copper, under the plating, starting to corrode.

Also those places on the rim looks like it may have been a jewelry piece or in some kind of bezel
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 Posted 08/08/2018  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question, agree it's plated with something.



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 Posted 08/08/2018  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/08/2018  10:19 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
To CCF! It has been definitely plated with something. It's Post Strike Damage (it happened after it left the Canadian Mint).
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 Posted 08/09/2018  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add corybrown50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the responses....you were right....ran a light file on the edge and it is copper underneath! Thank you all again.....
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