197? penny that weighs 1.8 g

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by ottozim, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. ottozim

    ottozim Active Member

    I found this in a parking lot and it is beat up ,but it so thin and Abe and rev can still be
    identified, what is this?

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just a thin planchet but with all that damage it’s only worth face value.
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  5. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 I'm just me! Supporter

    Check out this thread I started here on CT a while back. You may have a split planchet cent. Mine weighed 1.6 grams and was also missing the last number from the date!!

    Unique cent | Coin Talk
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  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Not only is it thinner, the diameter is smaller as well. Add to that, the mushy details and low weight, that's a strong indication the coin spent some time soaking in some type of acidic solution. It's damage, not an error.

    Years ago, I used to do this in the chem lab at college. Nitric acid does a number on coins.
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