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1960 Lincoln Memorial Cent Damage - Plated

 
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 Posted 05/16/2022  9:42 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Really thought this one might be something when I first saw it. Looks really sharp and color is very brassy. Weighed it and it came in overweight for a copper Lincoln at 3.35g. Anyway, eventually spotted on the edge a spot where some dealer or collector did a scratch test, and it's very much copper color in the scratch so I'm in the plated camp with this one. But never saw a plated coin that looked like this one before.

1960 Lincoln Memorial cent damage - plated



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 Posted 05/16/2022  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What would have been the objective of plating it in the first place?
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No real idea why people plate coins but this one just looks somewhat unique compared with the hundreds of plated coins I've seen. Sorry but won't be posting image of the scratched edge as not really going to put more time into a damaged coin and it's already in a slip and filed away with my damaged stuff. Things move fast here.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  12:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@TROP: If the color of the photo is almost the real one it is bronze color with no doubt. I can not see the sides or the scratches, I believe you say it is plated. If so the weight is in the parameters .for an over coated coins with bronze. What I will not understand why the peoples will damage so nice coin struck.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  04:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If your scales is very accurate, then this coin is 0.11gm = 3.5% overweight.. To be sure, check the calibration.
The 0.11 gram could account for the weight of the plating, but that would be thick and the struck detail should be a little indistinct.

I am left wondering if the coin was struck before it was plated.
That would make this coin quite interesting.
I agree with Dearborn's request.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like an earlier die state coin. Thus why it looks so nice. But some fine polishing lines may have polished for the first time.
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