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1950 D Full Silver Color Cent

 
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 Posted 08/17/2022  3:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kook_ds to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm on a roll with crazy coins.
This is a 1950 D full silver colored penny. (3g weight)
I can't tell if it was altered or not. I'm learning as I go.
Would this be considered a mint error?


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 Posted 08/17/2022  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given the pics posted, I believe the coin was plated--not a mint error. I've seem similar plated wheat cents in the past. Others will be along soon to comment.
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 Posted 08/17/2022  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No doubt plated.



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 Posted 08/17/2022  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
See many of these on this Forum.
Many of them have been plated as high school experiments.
Not an error, considered damage.
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 Posted 08/17/2022  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plated!!!

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 Posted 08/17/2022  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kook_ds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all!
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 Posted 08/17/2022  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks more like mercury rubbed. Plating would add weight.
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 Posted 08/17/2022  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@kook, depending on what metal was used to plate this coin, you might find that a strong magnet is attracted to it.
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 Posted 08/17/2022  11:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kook_ds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tried the magnet; completely non-magnetic.
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 Posted 08/18/2022  12:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add datadragon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The typical plated normal cent is usually silver colored (there are some that are gold plated) The common silver colored plated cent is plated with either zinc, chrome, silver, or nickel. (Chrome doesn't adhere well to copper so its typically plated over a nickel plating.) Zinc or silver plated cents will NOT be magnetic. Chrome plated cents MAY be magnetic if it is over a nickel plating. Nickel plated cents WILL be magnetic but the magnetic attraction will be weak. The coin will be attracted to the magnet and you can drag it around, and you may be able to pick up the cent, but it will not JUMP to the magnet. This is because although pure nickel is highly magnetic, there is not enough nickel present in the plating for the magnet to get a good "grip" on. All of these plated cents will weigh pretty close to the standard 3.1 weight of a normal cent or within tolerance +/- .13g. So first thought its plated zinc or silver.
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 Posted 08/18/2022  12:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kook_ds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you datadragon.
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