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A Beginner Needing Knowledge About A Couple Of Pennies

 
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 Posted 09/27/2020  06:27 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sportlavaca to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What is up with this coin? it weighs 2.5g and is remarkably detailed.its not steal.. I tried a magnet..
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 Posted 09/27/2020  06:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like fire damage
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 Posted 09/27/2020  07:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sportlavaca to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm never gave that a thought.. so a fire would melt the copper leaving behind the zinc and nickel?
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 Posted 09/27/2020  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. It is environmental damage of some kind. A once buried coin maybe.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  09:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sportlavaca to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The pic doesn't do it justice cause it is a really clean penny. There is no pitting or scaring except on the edge! I would think a chemical reaction that strips it of its copper would harm the zinc also. Lol I'm really just guessing..
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 Posted 09/27/2020  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well the original copper plating has been stripped off at some point after it left the mint. I see evidence of blistering on the fields so the degradation process has already begun.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  10:40 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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If you can, measure the diameter of the coin. If it's larger than 19.01 mm it could be a "Texas Cent." If it's the normal diameter, it's most likely environmental damage as noted above.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Non cap 'w' to post a Welcome emogie.
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