Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Mystery Silver Color Penny

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 15 / Views: 426Next Topic  
New Member

United States
2 Posts
 Posted 09/16/2020  10:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Stevehockey4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found an interesting silver colored 1973 penny with a Denver minting in a giant jug of change from an older lady's home I was cleaning out. Need some help understanding what this is as I've never seen anything like it. Normal penny and found steel penny shown for comparison.
Edited by Stevehockey4
09/16/2020 10:55 pm
Pillar of the Community
United States
852 Posts
 Posted 09/16/2020  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First ,

Can we get the weight on this one?
Edited by Ty2020b
09/16/2020 11:04 pm
New Member
United States
2 Posts
 Posted 09/16/2020  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stevehockey4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will try to figure this out and get you an answer. It feels similar to a normal one but that's pretty unscientific. I don't have a scale and I'm brand new to sorting through coins because my 4 year old thinks piles of coins are cool. First time I've ever seen a steel penny too, but that was an easy google search.
Edited by Stevehockey4
09/16/2020 11:23 pm
Valued Member
Learn More...
United States
84 Posts
 Posted 09/16/2020  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does it stick to a magnet? There are some rare aluminum pennies from that year as well, but it would take some serious work to authenticate it. My first suspicion would be post mint steel plating or something.
Edited by silverstash119
09/16/2020 11:37 pm
Pillar of the Community
United States
852 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  12:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aluminum would be easy to rule out if it's weight is about the same as a copper cent, given how lightweight Al is.

Most likely answer to the solution is zinc plated, like your steel cents would be.

An accurate weight would definitely help a bit to determine if it's slightly overweight. Can you post a cropped shot of the obverse and reverse of just the coin in question?
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
10902 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  02:32 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It is likely plated, but an accurate weight will tell the tale.

In Memory of Crazyb0
12-26-1951 to 7-27-2020
In Memory of Tootallious
3-31-1964 to 4-15-2020
Bedrock of the Community
United States
35547 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  04:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Weight would be very helpful. I have seen them before, but thought it is just a plated coin like from a school science project.
John1
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
Searched 5+ Million Cents Since 1971
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
50487 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  08:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




to the CCF!
Bedrock of the Community
Australia
17284 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting:- shows signs of mint luster.
Coins that have been plated after issue into circulation do not show this feature.

We need results of weight and magnetic tests and reverse picture, otherwise we are just speculating.

My 'speculation' without this information, is that is a high quality shed job, die struck fake, dies made by the explosive impact method. You need a highly equipped workshop to make explosive impact copy dies.
Need high magnification pictures to consider the possibility 2nd generation copy dies. 2nd generation copies tend to be a little 'mushier' with the fine details.
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
90119 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the Community!

Your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
Pillar of the Community
United States
1136 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't want to get your hopes up because it's probably, and most likely plated, but it COULD be a cent on a dime stock/planchet, there's been at least one example sold at Heritage Auctions for 1973-D.

what does the edge look like? weight might not be a"tell" here if the clad dime metal was punched out to cent size, or mint weight tolerance is on the low side for the regular dime size planchet 2.3g, and if struck in a cent collar, usually they aren't complete if it's a dime size planchet and no formed rim, but it's common as this type of thing goes, because the dime planchets fit into the cent collars on the press.
this is about as good as it gets other show less rim, your shows full rim. either minted on cent sized dime stock planchet, OR plated Id' have to say.
https://www.fredweinberg.com/produc...-PCGS-ms-64/

A lot of things maybe. but 99.99% of the time, someone plated it with something. Slight possibility on a 2.5g silver dime planchet also, but even less likely, but those spread out further and picked up nice full strikes.

pictures of reverse and edge also please. thank you.
whole lot of "ifs".
Edited by Big-Kingdom
09/17/2020 4:44 pm
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
46202 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like above 'WE' I can see the plating wearing off on the rim there and the copper showing through?
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
Edited by coop
09/17/2020 5:22 pm
Bedrock of the Community
United States
16936 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
weight might not be a"tell" here if the clad dime metal was punched out to cent size,

A cent blank punched from dime stock would weigh 2.42 grams so weight would identify that.
Gary Schmidt
Pillar of the Community
United States
3555 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2020  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plated.

to the CCF!
ša va bien aller
Pillar of the Community
United States
1136 Posts
 Posted 09/18/2020  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The U.S. Mint struck coins for Panama during 1973, including tenth balboas struck on clad Roosevelt dime material planchets.

Edited by Big-Kingdom
09/18/2020 11:22 am
Bedrock of the Community
United States
16936 Posts
 Posted 09/19/2020  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The U.S. Mint struck coins for Panama during 1973, including tenth balboas struck on clad Roosevelt dime material planchets.

ut that would be the same as struck on a dime planchet. The diameter would be smaller and the rims would not be complete.
Gary Schmidt
  Previous TopicReplies: 15 / Views: 426Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.



Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 3.21 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05