weird penny i found at work

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by coinrookie85, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. coinrookie85

    coinrookie85 Member

    ok, so im sure this bad boy is worth about 1 cent, but found this guy rather interesting...im not even going to guess what is wrong with this coin and leave it to the heavy hitters.


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    has a really weird texture, but if you enlarge the photo you can see a section on the obverse and reverse where coin is "normal". regardless of value, it will be going into my cool collection.
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  3. cremebrule

    cremebrule Active Member

    Looks like a normal penny to me that's possibly been hit with something similar to a sandpaper surface. Does the coin have sharp edges and reflective surfaces? If so, the coin is probably an (impaired) proof. Interesting find!
  4. coinrookie85

    coinrookie85 Member

    the edges arent too sharp, and on the penny in the "clean section" looks like it would have a normal buisness strike color
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

  6. coinrookie85

    coinrookie85 Member

    acid job? So somebody attempted to clean it before
  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    More likely a chemistry class experiment or something like that rather than an attempt at cleaning. A strong acid would do something like that.
  8. lincolncent

    lincolncent Future Storm Chaser Guy

    I agree. It wasn't dipped though, due to the center of the obverse not having the pitting. Not sure how they would do that.
  9. coinrookie85

    coinrookie85 Member

    Also section on reverse doesnt have pitting, just not as much as obverse
  10. 10gary22

    10gary22 Junior Member

    I believe it chemical damage. Either something got spilled on it or it went through a solvent bath. Possibly intentional, maybe not. Yep, that goes in the "too cool to toss in the coinstar box".
  11. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Definately acid damage.

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