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1991 Penny Is This A Clip From The Mint

 
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 Posted 08/10/2022  05:09 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add prisbrey1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
ok I have this 1991 penny I was wondering if this clip happened at the mint and it looks like a worm going threw his nose and out between his eyes can the mint trap bugs and stuff





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 Posted 08/10/2022  05:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You know what type of metal is used in these modern cents, correct? The core is Zinc and zinc corrodes very easily.

Most of the time, when it looks like PSD (Post Strike Damage) it really is and that is what is going on with your coin.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  06:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a badly corroded zincoin.
Not even close to a clip. Soon it will be nothing but zinc dust.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, post-strike damage, with the exposed zinc core doing its part to further degrade the coin.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That Post Minting Damage ( PMD)...just rotted away.

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 Posted 08/10/2022  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nasty customer.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  10:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oddguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
good bye, dust in the wind
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 Posted 08/10/2022  11:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Simply a rotting coin. Spend it while you still have the chance!
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 Posted 08/10/2022  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add datadragon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a clip coming from the mint, but here is some further reading you can do about clips to look for in the future https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/...error-coins/

There are ragged clips however that are possible from the mint:


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ok thanks I will read up on them so thank
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 Posted 08/10/2022  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say this is not a ragged clip because in one area only side of the rim is intact and well struck on the reverse side at K2 to K3 and the obverse is rotted away.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  8:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add prisbrey1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ok thank you I will throw it into the spend jar
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 Posted 08/10/2022  9:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Finally, it ought to be pointed out that "the Mint" doesn't make zinc penny blanks. These are subcontracted out to a private corporation, a zinc refinery in Greeneville, Tennessee. The company makes the zinc sheets, stamps out the blanks, rims them to turn them into planchets, and electroplates them, so they can be shipped to the various Mint branches and fed directly into the coining presses with no treatment from the Mint required.

Because the plating process is done after the punching-out of the blank, if any clips or bitten rims occur with a zincoln, the plating will extend to include the inside of the clip or bite. So if you see a coin like this, where most of the coin is plated just fine but the "clip" is not, then it's safe to assume it's post-mint damage, not a clip.
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 Posted 08/10/2022  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add prisbrey1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ok thanks for letting me no I appreciate it
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