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Two Tone Silver/Copper Two Pence Coin

 
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 Posted 10/09/2021  10:24 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Basil74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I hope I'm posting this in the correct section of the forum.

I've recently acquired this 2 Pence coin, the obverse is fully silver in colour whilst the reverse has a band of copper colour running diagonally across with silver colouration either side.

Can anyone advise me if this is a genuine misstrike from the mint?

I would have thought a misstrike would result in a fully silver coin on both faces rather than a streak of copper on one side?

Any opinions or advice gratefully received!


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 Posted 10/09/2021  11:38 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 10/09/2021  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely plated - or rather part plated. I would have said so even without the copper streak, but that proves it.
We used to do this with the old pre-decimal pennies using Silver Nitrate if we could get it, or other metal salts if not. Can be very convincing.
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 Posted 10/09/2021  12:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Basil74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the welcome and thank you for the reply, it does look very convincing to the untrained eye, having seen other plated coins the colouration on them was very obviously different to genuine silver coins, too bright and too silver, but the shade of this one is identical to a similar condition 10 pence piece.

Oh well, never mind!
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 Posted 10/25/2021  09:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2000 two pence coins were copper plated steel this is a mint error where the copper plating is pretty much missing on the reverse and totally missing from the obverse.(IMO) Has a premium as such :)
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 Posted 10/25/2021  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Basil74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the further reply zookeeper, to my highly untrained eye it really does look like a steel coin of similar age rather than silver plated.

I suppose the only way to know for sure is to send it The Royal Mint and they can verify it?
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