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1987 Penny Environmental Or Mint Damage?

 
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 Posted 06/12/2021  01:24 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Pcbmary to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have held on to this coin for so long lol curious as to what you think could have caused these pot holes?




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 Posted 06/12/2021  01:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scuba1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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This is a zinc core copper plated Cent. This is what is called "zinc rot". All of the pits and deterioration of this coin are very common on Lincoln Cents struck after 1982 (some in 1982) which was the transitional year in which the Mint went from making copper Cents to zinc cored copper plated Cents.
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 Posted 06/12/2021  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 06/12/2021  07:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the dreaded zinc pox--not uncommon.
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 Posted 06/12/2021  09:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nasty customer!



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 Posted 06/12/2021  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Toss it back into circulation.
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 Posted 06/12/2021  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fast or it will rot away to a copper wrapper.
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