1958-D Wheat Penny Unplated?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Greg Milliser, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Greg Milliser

    Greg Milliser New Member

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    Got another one too. This penny looks like it’s unplated on the reverse side. Took a picture of the edge too to show the issue, as someone requested that last time. Thanks again for helping me learn.
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  3. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    1958 wheat cents were not plated they are made of bronze. What you see is plating done on the coin after it left the mint that is now chipping off. It is considered post mint damage.
  4. Greg Milliser

    Greg Milliser New Member

    So somebody put something on the coin for whatever reason to make it look silvery?
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  6. Greg Milliser

    Greg Milliser New Member

    Thanks. When I first saw it, I thought it looked painted on. Thanks for the help.
  7. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Plating coins used to be a standard high school chemistry experiment.
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  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Plated, painted, mercury covered.
    Who has more fun than people
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Originally it was not plated but then after it left the Mint it was plated. Now, most of it was removed.
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