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UK Penny 1976 with Nickel on one side

 
 
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 Posted 12/07/2018  09:04 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add FenTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a UK penny from 1976 with what appears to be Nickel on one side, and some on the edge. It's not smoothly distributed over the face of the coin. Could this be a minting error or has someone tampered with it? Reaching out to all you folks for advice as I'm new to this.


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 Posted 12/07/2018  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Please crop photos before posting in your future posts,thanks.
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 Posted 12/07/2018  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FenTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, will do.
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 Posted 12/07/2018  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Couldn't be a minting error.
Someone has just coated one side with something.
Classed as PMD.

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 Posted 12/07/2018  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
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 Posted 12/07/2018  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum.

When the 1p coin was first introduced in 1971, it was bronze all the way through. In 1992 they changed to steel plated with copper to save money. As your coin is 1976 it can't be some kind of flaw in the blank but something that happened after manufacture.
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 Posted 12/07/2018  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Either plated which would be odd on one side, or some kind of coating.
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