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 Posted 02/16/2020  2:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JD5777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

I have recently come across a coin which I have no information on, apparently neither does the internet, I i would like to raise the question on here. Could anyone please give some insight into what ive found? I know its a 10 pence coin, and I know its dated 1996, and that its of a gold color. Besides this I have nothing to offer. Apologies for poor picture quality.

Thanks in advance!

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 Posted 02/16/2020  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/16/2020  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing that coin has been plated.
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 Posted 02/16/2020  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum.

On the reverse (tails) there appears to be a silver chip on the rim at the 5 o'clock position. Is this a chip in the plating, the electrode attachment point for plating, a photo flaw, or something else?
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 Posted 02/17/2020  03:49 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It would be good to post pictures of it alongside a normal 10p. It is difficult to judge otherwise how much is discolouration and how much is just lighting.
As to cause - plating is one option, but I have also seen many decimal cupro-nickel coins that have been in the soil or other corrosive environment and picked up strong brown/gold staining. I am not sure of the chemistry of this - maybe someone else knows?
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 Posted 02/17/2020  12:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JD5777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies, I cant seem to get any clearer images on my camera unfortunately as it reflects light and wont focus, but in response;

The coin is a perfect gold color, not bronze or discolored, with only minor scratches (from other coins presumably) and there is no clear indication of any "contact point" from plating, really puzzling me and I cant seem to find anything online anywhere.
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 Posted 02/17/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and welcome.

One relatively simple test you can do is to weigh it. Compare the weight with a normal 10p coin. If the weight is the same, then your coin is plated. If the weight is different, then there's a chance you have some kind of "wrong planchet" mint error, where a blank intended for the production of a foreign coin ended up in the 10p blank hopper.
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 Posted 02/18/2020  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JD5777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Update:

Upon weighing the coin it is showing 7g, exactly the same as a regular 10p. Am I safe to say that it is in fact plated then?

I'm not interested in selling as I'm quite happy keeping it, but would anyone know if there is any collectability in these or any potential value?
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 Posted 02/18/2020  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Check CalzoneManiac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plated coins are treated as damaged coins, worth only their face value (or if they are made of precious metals, their precious metal value)
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 Posted 02/18/2020  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JD5777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the insight! Appreciate all the advice and tips.
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