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1998 D Penny With Silver Tone And Lines

 
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 Posted 10/14/2021  05:31 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Otcaig to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this penny. This was given back to me with my change and it caught my eye. But I have no idea if it's an actual error or what. I don't see any copper on the ridges or anywhere else on the coin, it weighs 2.55g and has the lines on both obverse and reverse. Oh and this is exactly how the coin looks I have not filtered or done anything with the color. I'm just curious since I'm new to coin collecting.

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 Posted 10/14/2021  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Looks like environmental damage to me,not missing copper plating. Normal weight is 2.5 grams +/- .10 grams mint tolerance. Double check your scale for accuracy.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  07:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ot, first welcome to CCF. Second, it looks to me like someone has stripped the copper plating off of this cent and left behind the zinc core.

Added: it is always interesting when the first two responses are opposites. I'm interested to see what the consensus is on this one.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could we get an end-on photo of the rim? Thanks.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  07:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have to agree with Spence on this one.
There is no sign of copper and all I see is a zinc core.
Someone or something has removed the copper plating.
If it was minted without the copper plating, the fields would be smooth.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say Spence calls it.



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 Posted 10/14/2021  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Spence and other similar comments. And as mentioned, it would be most helpful to see a photo of the edge of this cent.

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