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Bicentenial Ike - No Mint Mark, No Copper Core

 
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 Posted 01/22/2022  2:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add rookie789 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a bicentennial ike with no mint mark that has no copper core and appears to be silver. In my reading no coin like this was struck, so I'm confused. Can anyone correct me or have an idea? I can upload photos if/as necessary.
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 Posted 01/22/2022  2:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF
Yes, we definitely require clear photos of both sides before anyone can make a definite decision.
Sounds though like it may be a plated coin but will wait for photos.
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 Posted 01/22/2022  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, photos--full, large and sharp. Thanks.
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here are pics (from phone, so could be better from camera if needed)

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 Posted 01/22/2022  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most likely plated as many of them were.
Also looks like the reverse has been burned.
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Looks like some kind of stain on the reverse, soak it in acetone for 5-10 minute and see if that comes off.
Try to get a accurate weight with a digital scale that give 1/100 grams.
Silver issue - 24.59 grams, copper-nickel issue - 22.68 grams.

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 Posted 01/22/2022  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At this point, I'm thinking plated, with environmentally-caused staining on the reverse.
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 Posted 01/22/2022  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Almost looks like a 40%. But there has only been 1 of those discovered. Might have been plated.
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 Posted 01/22/2022  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1976 Philadelphia Bicentennial; Clad Type 1(Thick letters reverse)
1976 Philadelphia Bicentennial; Clad Type 2(Thin letters reverse)

No mint mark it is only Philadelphia at 22.68 gr. Around we find many plated to copy the only one know example in 40% Silver and this one is unclear yet the provenience. On your coin also the toning it is not a realistic natural toning.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  10:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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I agree with the assessment, it has been plated.

A 40% silver Ike is also clad and has a visible core (although it may be very difficult to see).
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 Posted 01/24/2022  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rookie789 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i have a normal clad at 22.7 (my scale only goes to 10ths) so that is logical if actual is 22.68

the ike in question is 23.2g. So it is not as heavy as a 40% (24.59) so maybe the .5 gram difference is silver plating as several have speculated....

anybody want a half a gram of silver? :-)

Thanks!!!
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