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HI I Have A 1978 Silver Penny No Mint Mark

 
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 Posted 08/22/2019  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another fake that is out there from Serbia:

Looks like the same obverse die.
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 Posted 08/22/2019  5:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Evan7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight is crucial here. Did mint produce any silver coins in '78?

I'm thinking plated coin
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 Posted 08/22/2019  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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We would need a weight (down to .00 grams) to determine if you got a winner..

Only way weight is going to tell you anything is if it is SIGNIFICANTLY different than 3.11 grams, like off by.5 grams or more.

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Is plated good?

No plated is bad, means the coin has been altered after it left the mint.
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 Posted 08/22/2019  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both weight and specific gravity are needed.

Almost certainly this is an ordinary 1978 copper/brass (95% Cu, 5% Zn after 1963) that has been plated with white bronze (usually somewhere near 55% Cu, 30% Sn, 15% Zn). White bronze has a low melting point and bonds well to common brass or bronze. It is the most common plating used to fake the 1942 or 1944 steel cents.
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 Posted 08/22/2019  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On a coin of this size, a sophisticated laboratory setup will be required to get any reasonably accurate measurement of specific gravity. On the other hand, an analysis via xray fluorescence (XRF) might prove interesting. A gold & silver exchange may well have a hand held device for doing this. But weight first & foremost, almost any jewelry store will have a sufficient scale.

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 Posted 08/22/2019  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
take to any jewelry store to get the weight...they may use pennyweight, but that's easy to convert to grams....
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 Posted 08/23/2019  12:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FelipeJr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry I didn't go today but I will go tomorrow, today was just busy family come 1st
How do I add pics? I want to add one more pics
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 Posted 08/23/2019  12:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FelipeJr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply





2002 penny no mist mark yellow or gold or whatever it's called and now I'm sure something that look like this is fake right?
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 Posted 08/23/2019  10:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The rim on the reverse looks suspiciously very similar to the rim on the Chinese made castings of US coins. The date is the only thing that doesn't make sense.

One of the fake 1944 steel cents and it is a match for the one from Serbia posted by Coop.


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2002 penny no mist mark yellow or gold or whatever it's called and now I'm sure something that look like this is fake right?

Coin is probably real, but looks like a poor job of the "making pennies into gold" video subjects.
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 Posted 08/23/2019  3:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Panther to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coop;

Yes they do look exactly like the same obverse. The one I posted is zinc CAST coin from China. Yours is from Serbia, do you know if it was struck or cast ?

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 Posted 08/23/2019  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FelipeJr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So I went to the shop but a small shop and the lady just look at it and just told me it's only worth 1c and she didn't even weigh it just look at it and told me it fake with a smile and I told her what u guys told me and she use the magnet and still called it fake even though it didn't stick to the magnet she was trying to keep the 1978 penny lol but I said ok just walk way and of course I have my Penny's too I'll just have to fine more info about the penny and sorry she didn't want to weight it she was making fun of me "smile hold it in" hate that shop
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 Posted 08/23/2019  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FelipeJr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like u guys said it could be plated but I'll just hold on to it till I can fine a better shop and dont wanna deal with the lady's, man could explain better then ladys
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 Posted 08/23/2019  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FelipeJr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I try to post the pic of the weight of the 1978 penny but its it too long so the weight is 3.2g
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 Posted 08/23/2019  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please, one coin per topic.
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 Posted 08/23/2019  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FelipeJr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry @bobby131313 just only post the 1978 penny but then I posted the 2002 penny thinking if that was plated
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