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Is A 1970 S Proof Penny Magnetic?

 
 
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 Posted 07/20/2019  5:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PoppaJohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm puzzled by this 1970 S penny that looks like it's a proof and it sticks to a magnet. I thought only the 1943 steel cents did that. So whats the deal with this one? Can anyone set me straight? Thanks


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 Posted 07/20/2019  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is just plated, the plating is magnetic.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does it adhere strongly to a magnet, or only slightly?



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 Posted 07/20/2019  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone tried to scratch through the plating (and failed). It must be quite thick.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like someone tried to scratch through the plating (and failed). It must be quite thick.


It may have been scratched before it was plated.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So, plate a deliberately scratched coin to deceive. That's a twist! Love it.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok yes good point @nss. I hadn't considered that.
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 Posted 07/22/2019  07:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks nothing like a proof, and since it is magnetic and appears to be silver colored so it is almost certainly nickel plated and probably after it was scratched.
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