Most probably not an error coin, with the wrong alloy.
I have seen white metal copper nickel coins in high grade tone to a golden yellow tone,
despite the intention that they remain white, to simulate the color of silver coins.
To give a copper coin a yellow color, it is alloyed with around 6% to 10% aluminum, the remainder nickel to harden the alloy.
Nevertheless, given the right environmental conditions, such as burial for a few weeks in acid soil,
aluminum bronze coins can tone to a bronze brown color,
despite the intention that they remain yellow, to simulate the color of gold coins.
The only way to prove the alloy would be XRF testing.
However, unless you have substantial independent supporting evidence to suggest that wrong alloys may have been used in error, the fees for XRF testing would not be justified.