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1906 Large Cent Missing Copper Or?

 
 
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 Posted 12/16/2018  1:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add fourmack to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
1906 large cent missing copper or?
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 Posted 12/16/2018  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Something spilled on it .. it is above the surface.
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 Posted 12/16/2018  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fourmack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
below the top layer
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 Posted 12/16/2018  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If so, and since this is not a plated coin, some foreign substance must simply have eaten away and discolored this small area.
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 Posted 12/16/2018  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pay close attention to the colour of the rim adjacent to that area... something pretty harsh has affected that coin (post-mint).
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 Posted 12/17/2018  12:46 am  Show Profile   Check TerryT's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TerryT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It can't be "missing copper". The composition of the 1906 cents was an alloy of 95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc. No Canadian cents were clad or plated until the late 1990's I believe. There's a line on your coin where you can see the metal has been eroded away.

That coin saw a lot of action and cleaning and bad guck, I mean bad luck, over the years. The edge discolouring looks like a bit of salt corrosion, common on the streets of Canada in the winters, or any other corrosive material it could have come in contact with in the last 100 years.
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 Posted 12/17/2018  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fourmack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your comments as I had to make sure it was damaged by acid or something else.
Cheers Don

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