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 Posted 11/11/2019  6:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Webs to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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Please look at the attached pictures.

2010 Canadian Penny. No copper. Zinc only.

Does it look to you like it simply did not receive that layer when it was minted? Or has it been through an acid bath or something similar. Thanks!


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 Posted 11/11/2019  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Webs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
......and, if it is like this strictly through the minting process, does it add any value, or is it just an low-value error?
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 Posted 11/11/2019  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like environmental damage to me.
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 Posted 11/11/2019  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like environmental damage.

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 Posted 11/11/2019  7:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Have to agree - just discoloration from some unknown environmental exposure.
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 Posted 11/11/2019  9:41 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
Can you post a photo of the rim (edge)? It almost looks like a "Texas penny" to me...
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 Posted 11/11/2019  10:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On your coin, traces of the copper remain. One spot is directly above the numeral "1" in the denomination. It was most likely reverse plated to strip the copper. This is a common high school lab experiment, generally combined with a potato battery. Switching the anode and cathode strips the copper from the coin and attaches it to the copper foil.
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 Posted 11/11/2019  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin could have been recovered from a donation pond or fountain.
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 Posted 11/12/2019  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Webs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK....My instincts were correct then. It was up for auction, and I just wanted confirmation of the environmental damage. Thanks.
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