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Not An Error Coin, But No Forum For Environmental Damaged Coins. (2010 D Cent)

 
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 Posted 03/01/2021  6:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I will post my 2010 D LSC here.

This coin was found in phoenix AZ in the hot summer of 2020 in the month of late July.

I was working up on a white vinyl rooftop of a commercial building. The roofing material was so hot tha tmy feet were burning right through my work boots.

Looking down while I was running some EMT conduit, I see a penny and pick it up. (yes, I pick up every single one I spot.) I immediately had to throw it back down into a shaded area because it burnt my fingers a bit.

I happened to look back to where the penny had been and I saw that it had sunk into the vinyl roofing material.

I went to the penny I had thrown and picked it up again (after it had cooled a bit). The coin had fallen reverse up and had become dished out. It was deformed as it got so hot is was beginning to soften and slowly turn into a bowl shaped coin.

The reverse side saw the sun for so long the Zinc is showing through and the obverse just darkened to almost black.

Can we say that phoenix got hot enough to melt a zinc cent? I say yes...

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Edited to fix a typo on the date.

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Edited by Dearborn
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 Posted 03/01/2021  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spender. Not a long life for this coin. When it gets back to the bank it will be returned to the mint to be cancelled.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Can we say that phoenix got hot enough to melt a zinc cent? I say yes...



Hmm maybe, but you'd have to get up to near 800 degrees F. Even on an asphalt roof in the summer sun of Phoenix, I'm not sure it gets that hot.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, check the temperatures that metals melt. Phoenix gets hot, but not that hot.
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I say no. I've worked with just about every type of metal there is for the last 40 years and the sun is not going to warp any type of coin. Melting point of copper is over 1983 degrees Fahrenheit. maybe the coin was in a fire at one point in it's life but the sun did not do this
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 Posted 03/01/2021  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ok maybe 'melt was the wrong word. sheesh lets get literal here. it did get warm enough to enable it to sag into the roofing material. on that I'm not kidding. It was probably up there for years, each year sagging a tiny bit more..(just a guess on that)
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No matter how you slice it, it is still a fun find @dearborn!
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I like a good story on a coin, even if it's not valuable. I have a couple weird ones too.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  12:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
" melting point for copper is over 1983 degrees fahrenheit"



Is that the reason why the mint changed over fully to zinc in 1983?............


edited: neat find never the less...
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