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 Posted 05/09/2021  10:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Apetrou78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Why do some of the pennies that I have make that long ping test sound that silver makes?
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 Posted 05/09/2021  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Why do some of the pennies that I have make that long ping test sound that silver makes?

Are you dropping English pennies - or Lincoln Cents?
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 Posted 05/09/2021  10:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 95% copper Lincoln cents, 1982 and before, make the rich ping.
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 Posted 05/09/2021  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Apetrou78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When rubbing a coin slightly on another same sound on some quarters dimes and nickels. Long silver ping sound not the dull cloud sound
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When rubbing a coin slightly on another same sound on some quarters dimes and nickels. Long silver ping sound not the dull cloud sound

OkyDoke - I have no idea...
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 Posted 05/10/2021  01:04 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why are you "ping testing" pennies? What are you looking for?
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Because they shined like this under a light


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 Posted 05/10/2021  04:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper cents will ping while zincolns will thud.Do you have a good scale?
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 Posted 05/10/2021  07:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You need to show us much better photos then than that.
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 Posted 05/10/2021  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is it a shiny copper color? That's mint luster. If it's a silvery color, it's probably been plated.



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Copper cents will ping while zincolns will thud.Do you have a good scale?
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It's not a shiny copper cooor and the ping sound is loud like how a silver coin will sound like it's not a dud sound and no it's like a tarnished copper color
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 Posted 05/10/2021  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captaincoffee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As others have said above, zinc has a clunkier sound and copper has a nicer ring. You have a 100% genuine 1976D cent.
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