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 Posted 08/12/2018  10:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MeowtheKitty to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Meow has found a very damaged penny. At first Meow thought it was vandalized. But if one was to look closely, the mint mark is completely in intact at bottom of the crater. Meow is fairly sure all of damage on this coin is zinc rot.


The crater pictured with different light angles.


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 Posted 08/12/2018  11:06 pm  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, you stand correct. The mint mark is about to fall off of this coin soon from the Zinc Rot setting in badly. I think Coop should add this for his educational files, as it would be a very good candidate.
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 Posted 08/12/2018  11:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeowtheKitty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To Meow it looks like a D shaped antlion waiting for a meal. Or a D shaped bomb that failed to detonate.
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 Posted 08/13/2018  12:02 am  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good imagination Meow! It kinda does look like a bomb, maybe a nuclear bomb.
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 Posted 08/13/2018  02:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coconutjoe to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dreaded zinc rot
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 Posted 08/13/2018  02:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeowtheKitty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't you think the zinc rot forming a crater to try and eat the mintmark is interesting?
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 Posted 08/13/2018  06:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes interesting. @coop has a graphic that he compiled showing zinc rot around mintmarks. Not sure that I can find it easy, but maybe he will repost it when he reads this thread.
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If that aint the cats meow .
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 Posted 08/13/2018  08:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeowtheKitty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm, so it is common occurrence. Meow thought it was a fairly unique thing. So one day soon the Denver minted penny can pass for one made in Philly.
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 Posted 08/13/2018  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like Crazy calls them, "stinkin' zincolns." Just caused by zinc rot, PMD. Super common on the zincolns.
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