1962 No Mint Stainless Magnetic Penny

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Aida Cabrera, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Aida Cabrera

    Aida Cabrera New Member

    I have one and have been holding on to it however, I can't seem to find anything on this penny. Rare find?

    Forgive me for the horrible image. It is super difficult to take a picture of this penny without the shadows blocking something.

    I even added an image holding it in the air with a magnet.

    Has anyone seen one or know it's value?
     

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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Well, it's a 62 not a 64. Can we see a close up of the other side?
     
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It has been dipped in mercury or something similar. Can't you see the copper where the mercury has worn off?

    Chris
     
  5. Aida Cabrera

    Aida Cabrera New Member

    Sorry, new to this and I updated the year after I saw the mistake.
     
  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    No problem. Take your time.
     
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  7. Aida Cabrera

    Aida Cabrera New Member

    What is the mercury? I am not familiar with coin terms.
     
  8. Aida Cabrera

    Aida Cabrera New Member

    I found this penny on a busy road. I know it is not in mint condition. I'm just curious to learn more about it since, I've been using it as a "Good Luck Penny".
     
  9. Aida Cabrera

    Aida Cabrera New Member

    This is what the back looks like. It's a bit rough since I found it on the side of the road.
     

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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    No Mint means it was struck at the Philadelphia mint.
    It is plated with a ferromagnetic substance. Not a rare item because we have seen dozens of examples here on CoinTalk.
    And only worth 1 Cent.

    Not a mint error of any kind. Just altered.
     
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Mercury is a substance. Poisonous. Not a coin term unless you are talking about silver Mercury dimes.
     
  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Exactly. If you see an old thermometer and the substance in the tube that rises and lowers with the temperature is silver, that is Mercury. It isn't a numismatic term. Mercury is a flowable metal.
     
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  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Mercury is one of the elements on the periodic table. (Hg)
     
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It is also the the 1st planet in our solar system. :blackalien:
     
  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Have you had had it long enough to determine its efficacy?
     
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