Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by dallas_214, Nov 26, 2020.
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Plating Blisters (error-ref.com)
Crappy Zincolns in the first place, then it is damage.
However it is not a type of error that adds any value and actually in this case is considered damage/a ticking time bomb to collectors in which case they would pay less for let's say a good Lincoln cent variety that has this plating blisters issue.
Technically it is a mint error, it's not a desirable one though.
I do partly agree with you on this one. I have many a MS65RD or better ZLincoln from the 80's with plating blisters. Not all of these blisters become a problem, but put them in an environment unbecoming, and the problem will become worse.
No I agree with you. I have split plating examples from 15-20 years ago totally exposed zinc and they are as nice as when they were minted, that haven't progressed. The problem is them constantly getting banged around and touched and wet ect. and they rapidly deteriorate and get worse.
Taken care of, protected, they don't get any worse at all.
Both. An error that the US Mint decided it was a good idea to plate zinc for the cent, and plating blisters. Being one of the more extreme examples, I'd certainly keep it for educational purposes.
plating from heat and pressure causing these blisters. it has to be a error due to the coins copper-plated zinc make up. what kind of damage causing effect outside the mint could cause the coin to look like it does? i don't know of anything but im also pretty new to coin collecting and learning about coins
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