Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by RabbiSchmooley, Jan 18, 2021.
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Interesting. I figured corrosion would have worns away on the letters and date but they're all visible in fair definition on this penny. Thanks for the confirmation!
Check out acid-dipped coins.
Have you tried a magnet to it? Easily disposes of the Steelie idea.
Having said that corrosion certainly is a probable cause, along with a thin planchet perhaps, how does it measure up size wise to a 'normal' wheatie? (I like to make sure we go through the process of elimination)
This coin appears to have good definition in the devices, whereas acid dipped tend to have mushy devices. (Not saying it's not, just making an observation)
I hadn't magnet tested it because I truly don't think it is a steel penny. I do think something is odd about it though. It is not magnetic, so again not a steelie. It is the same circumference as a normal wheat penny of the same year, but only about 3/4 as thick. And as I said the devices are very clear. I can take better pics if necessary.
I didn't miss the first comment, I just don't understand how corrosion could take 1/4 thickness off a penny and not affect the devices on either side. Can you explain that to me for my own understanding?
it's 25% of a GRAM lighter. That's why
you can see the design elements, but they
are somewhat 'mushy' and the surfaces are
wavy, and not normal.
It's been chemically altered - I wasn't there
when it happened, so I can't tell you the exact
chemical, but I can assure you this is a common
effect seen on C.A. copper coins.
I think I may have mispoke fred, my bad. When stacked next to a healthy penny it is roughly 3/4 as thick. That is what I meant, I didn't mean its weight. I appreciate the information and the time it takes out of your schedue to answer my questions.
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