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1986 Cent Missing Copper Layer

 
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 Posted 01/25/2021  4:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Nyfireman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good afternoon I came across this 1986 LMC and have looked and looked to see if I can find any copper with no luck.. Working with metal everyday it really just looks like zinc.. Any thoughts ?

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 Posted 01/25/2021  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, it's zinc. Looks like its been environmentally striped of it's copper layer. Yhe mottled blotchy appearance leads me to this conclusion. May have been buried at some point in it's life (in my opinion).

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 Posted 01/25/2021  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Check Kloccwork419's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Kloccwork419 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To start, I would weigh it.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks stripped to me also,PMD.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. To be honest, I don't know how to tell if a circulated coin was struck without plating or if it was removed afterward.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, probably stripped.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  7:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That Coin Dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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To start, I would weigh it.


The copper plating adds virtually no weight to the coin.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a curiosity idea.
Considering the bubbling on a lot of these coins, it seems to me that it would be easy to heat one up and have the copper cladding flake right off.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Check Kloccwork419's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Kloccwork419 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Zinc melts before copper.

Problem with this coin is I cant really tell if it was stripped or not from the pictures. The surface looks roight in the picture but I vould be wrong. Most likely stripped. Stripped or unplated would be underweight.
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 Posted 01/26/2021  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Usually if it were plated over the copper, these years would show roughness because of the zinc under the plating:

The fields should be smooth.
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