Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

2014 D Penny Wrong Planchette

Next Page | Last 15 Replies
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 17 / Views: 972Next Topic
Page: of 2
Valued Member

United States
118 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  03:05 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm still not convinced! There is definitely something wrong with this penny? I've been trying to figure this out for over a year! This so called "penny" is not right.

I'm not sure if I posted this a long time ago, but I'm not convinced that this is just normal wear and tear. Posting pics and hoping to get an answer. I've taken it to a coin store, their answer was "never seen anything like it". Told me to take it to a place to have it x-rayed, tell them, "they" sent me, along with his name. They said it's: Zn: 71.0% Zinc and Cu: 29.0% Copper. Exactly how they wrote it. The metal company who x-rayed it, sent me to a different coin and jewelry store.

Said the same thing "not sure"? I'm posting pics and hoping someone can explain what us going on with this coin? It weighs 2.2 g. Teetering between 2.1 and 2.2 g. It's got to be wrong Planchette, wrong composition, wrong everything? Can someone please help with identification or what I can look under to find some info on it? It's the penny on the right. In the middle and on the bottom of the sides. Used the others for reference. I'm trying to show the difference between normal and whatever the other one is. Not the Wheat cent, but all in same order side by sides, middle cent, and bottom cent showing the difference on the color and rounded edge and rim.






Valued Member
United States
118 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  03:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry about the size. I tried to crop them, seems as though it didn't work?
Pillar of the Community
United States
2016 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  04:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like zinc rot which would explain the weight loss. Just send it in to be authenticated but I'm afraid they will tell you the same thing.
Bedrock of the Community
United States
44629 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  04:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Did they charge you to have it x-rayed? What is the diameter?
It kinda looks like a type of dryer coin. The copper plating loss and the wear around the edge is why it weighs less I would think. You could PM Mike or spend the money to send it to ANACS,they charge the least.
John1
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
Searched 6.5 +/- Million Cents Since 1971
Pillar of the Community
United States
865 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  05:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It really looks like a normal but damaged cent. The edges have been worn or corroded down, the zinc core exposed. The metal analysis is picking up the outer copper layer and the exposed zinc core. As stated, you can always send it for attribution, but I don't see it ending well.
Valued Member
United States
118 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  07:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. No, they did not charge for xraying. The company is N-- Metals. Not sure if it's proper to list their name but it is on their letterhead.

It's been bothering me for a long time. I've tried looking up foreign coins with the same weight, etc. Can't find anything except for others that were done on the wrong Planchete. The latest one was a 1999 penny on a dime Planchete, but that was the last date I could find. I will get diameter and send. Thanks again.
Valued Member
United States
221 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numiscrat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is it the XRF data that is bothering you? The copper and zinc were identified, but the % copper was high, which might be expected because of how XRF works, it provided data on both the plating and the core, but not necessarily to the same degree. In this case, you won't get agreement with the overall bulk composition you would see listed in a reference.

It also looks like the coin was in some sort of abrasive environment that wore away the highest points on the coin. Maybe that also rounded the rims?

I am trying to think where, but I think I have seen these originate from places other than commercial dryers. Maybe from my beach combing, or from digging out the junk on the bottom of a neglected pickup truck's bedbox? Any place where a coin could slide around against a hard or grit laden surface.
Valued Member
United States
449 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your instructions on which coin is yours is quite confusing (even though it is obvious which coin is the one in question).

You could have simply stated: "Mine is the 2016 D Shield cent."

Just saying.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
57370 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a damaged zinc cent. The edge of the coin was sanded away and now zinc rot is setting it. A damaged coin is not an error coin. Looks like it was on a sidewalk and someone placed their foot over it and sanded it rubbing of the plating on the higher devices of the coin on both sides.
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
Edited by coop
11/13/2021 09:41 am
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
67635 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That sums it up well.
Pillar of the Community
United States
8370 Posts
 Posted 11/13/2021  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, just post mint damage.
ça va bien aller

Valued Member
United States
118 Posts
 Posted 11/14/2021  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@fplagge, I could have said that, but I would be lying, because it's the 2014 D coin as I stated "on the right". Yes, that would have been easier, but it's a 2014 D, as stated. Thanks everyone. It's just that it has a very smooth and soft, almost like a waxy feel to it. It doesn't appear to have been rubbed on the ground, or held captive in the back of a truck bed, but it's as if it's peeling, not rotting. And the letters run over the rounded rim with no edge at all. I've never seen anything like it and it doesn't make the same sound as any other pennies I have when dropped on a table, whether wood or glass. Oh well, just curious. Appreciate the feedback. Thanks again!
Pillar of the Community
United States
8370 Posts
 Posted 11/15/2021  01:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you think we're wrong, you should do as jasper62 suggested to send it into a grading service to be authenticated. It's easy to jump to "wrong planchet" conclusion because everyone likes to think they have something special, but the simplest explanation tends to be the correct one. Your coin has post mint damage. Please let us know what the grading company has to say. Bonne chance!
ça va bien aller

Valued Member
United States
118 Posts
 Posted 11/15/2021  1:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not saying anyone's wrong, most likely it's me. It's just that I'm still not knowledgeable enough to explain the difference between any other penny I've ever seen. After taking it to 2 different coin companies, and them nit having an answer other than they've never seen anything like it, it's curiosity!

The feel of the tiny penny is soft, slick, smooth with a kinda slippery feel, for lack of better words. I'm not thinking my coin is special, I just think it's different with the speckled color zinc and the "peeling" effect it exhibits.

I do have some I think are special and absolutely beautiful. But, I'm not an expert by any means, just curious and can't find the words to explain it. I appreciate all the help and education everyone gives me! I find it exciting and rewarding, no matter the case.

Thanks again for all the input! It's very much appreciated! I'll put it in a 2x2 and file it under "funny money"!
Pillar of the Community
United States
1616 Posts
 Posted 11/15/2021  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Metal that's been polished with a fine grit has the smooth feel you describe. Anyone can easily create a similar coin to yours.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
Canada
14657 Posts
 Posted 11/15/2021  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When a coin is damaged, it is not always possible to know how it happened unless you were there at the time.
There are just too many things that can happen after the coin leaves the striking chamber.
The important thing is to know if it could have happened during the striking of the coin.
By knowing the minting process you can easily see that this damage could not have happened then.
Page: of 2 Previous TopicReplies: 17 / Views: 972Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.43 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: