Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by bigdinsa, Mar 22, 2010.
Anyone have any information about a possible minting error?
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This can be resolved
This can be resolved. Non~ferrous means you tried a magnet on it, Yes?
No mercury? How do you know that?
Is it the same size as other cents coins?
And now for the ringer....since you seem knowledgeable about facts & figures.....what does it weigh?
Yes, is same size of regular penny.
Mercury has a particular feel, since it is liquid.
Don't lick your fingers!
Weight can be against a standard cent balanced against it.
I was hoping for them
I was hoping for them. But he reported "same Size".
or search google for a copy of the experiment. Most students only hang on to them for a few days and then put them into circulation.
It is an interesting experiment and little to go bad for the teacher.
1964 cents were still copper. And red cents can be turned silver through heating.
(the picture is from my own heating experiment)
The picture will help but the likelihood is that the coin is simply another coin that has been plated after it left the Mint.
They are out there by the millions with many having been sold on shopping networks.
Was that the one heated in the aluminum foil?
I realize now it probably isn't foil, because I did another test with a cent half exposed and it also turned silvery (although I won't completely rule out the possibility).
I took a picture next to a regular penny, I hope this turns out ok.
I've been giving away any I find. I've come across a few over the last year but most are in pretty rough shape.
We would even solder quarters to nails and drive them into the expansion joints in sidewalks with a plastic mallet to watch people try and pick the coin up.
I foresee me doing this in the future.
a lot of water. Unfortunately, my dad has been dead over 20 years, so I can't ask him, but he graduated
High School in 1966, and the date of the coin is 1964, so it very well could have been a High School
experiment. He was into cars, so an auto shop class at school seems likely.
I'll have to try one of the experiments mentioned earlier. Would you suggest an older copper penny, or a
newer zinc penny for that? I know this isn't chemistry experiment forum, but you guys seem to know what
you are talking about :yes:
Does it have any value other than cent?
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