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1986 Penny With Extra Metal

 
 
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 Posted 10/22/2019  11:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add micrba to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I stumbled across this 1986 D penny with an extra clump of metal underneath the mint mark. Is this just a common error (if an error at all), or is it worth something and consequently worth keeping? Any information on what that clump of metal is would be greatly appreciated

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It's a spender, the copper plating split (outside the D) during the coining process, allowing air to enter/meet the zinc layer causing rot to form under the copper plating and seperating from each layer.

Edited: you could probally peal/scrape off the copper plating around that area to reveil the gray zinc core
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10/22/2019 11:41 pm
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@micrba, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree with @GF.
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Thanks for the information all! It was actually really entertaining scraping away the copper to see the rot and zinc underneath
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