Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by DukeBedford, Aug 1, 2020 at 1:02 PM.
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Welcome to CT BTW and thanks for posting full image photos.
I thought it might be silver-plated copper, but I've never seen one before and couldn't find any references to such a coin on-line. Do you suppose it might be worth something as a curiosity?
Not at all, because it's easy enough to make more.
Back in the happy days when mercury was "interesting and fun" rather than "a deadly hazard", it was common to rub it onto the surface of a copper coin. It forms a silver-colored amalgam (alloy) with copper.
So does that mean the three or four silver cent experiments that I keep in my junk box are sharing mercury with me when I handle my junk box coins?
Only if you ate a tuna fish sandwich first.
Yeah. You'll live, though. It probably won't even ha mUccch effect on y r nerv s syst m...
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