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1972 S Lincoln Penny - Cladding Issues?

 
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 Posted 04/02/2021  6:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add RedMP1972 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can someone educate me on what is going on with the "finish"on the obverse and reverse of this penny.

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 Posted 04/02/2021  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's chemical damage of some type. This coin has a solid composition— no layers or plating. Cents weren't plated until 1982.
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 Posted 04/02/2021  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Strange this for a coin of Cu 95% alloy. Seem like someone play to try to make a plating, but not sure.
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 Posted 04/02/2021  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cup holder coin. Product of the environment it was in
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 Posted 04/02/2021  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Strange this for a coin of Cu 95% alloy. Seem like someone play to try to make a plating,

Looks like a plating gone bad
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 Posted 04/02/2021  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental staining or chemical exposure, resulting in post mint damage ( PMD). Keep searching!



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 Posted 04/02/2021  7:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or even paint. Nail polish is something else found on a coin. Damage like this could be removed, but it will not restore the mint surfaces into a BU condition. Best to just do it job and spend it on down the road. Not a premium for the coin.
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