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Steel-Colored 1940 S Wheat Penny

 
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 Posted 08/09/2020  02:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sweet Storm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this curiosity today in a 3 pound bag of wheat pennies and not sure what to make of it. Weighs 3.1 grams, and not magnetic. I always love to learn new things and this one puzzled me. Any thoughts?



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 Posted 08/09/2020  02:05 am  Show Profile   Check SilverCents's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My guess was that the coin might've been plated, but then damage of some type caused this massive PMD effect to happen, cutting away at the plating, exposing the original copper of the coin.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  02:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like paint to me.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  05:07 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plated or painted and then worn back off to reveal the original copper.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  08:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , Forget about how it got that color that's irrelevant right now . I just want to point out to all newbies that when you buy 3 pound bags or any bulk lot of wheat cents from e-Bay or Esty ,Craig's List, ETC . this is the kind of junk you are likely to get . Granted not every piece will be garbage , they'll throw in a couple of VF's or even a EF but most will be inferior coins .
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 Posted 08/09/2020  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's often the case, unfortunately.



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 Posted 08/09/2020  09:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Zinc plating fairly easy to do in a high school lab experiment.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plated.
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