Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by RBurk, Jan 15, 2021.
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Could be corrosion. IMHO.
I weighed it at 2.5 grams so I know it's zinc. To me it does not look like corrosion. It is heavily "splattered" as many of this era are, and I don't see wear on the splatter spots. Also, look at IN GOD WE TRUST. That's not environmental damage.
Sorry but how could the raised rim fold over the lettering that was struck? Impossible.
DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged
NO number 3 under the 8.. It would have to be struck over a Cent from the 1930's.. which was made of Copper. Come on guys. Use some common sense.
It's not folded over. There is clear space between the letters and rim.
OK.. but I still say damaged..
I saw that too. It does look like something is under the 8. Upper left and inside of the lower part of the digit.
corroded down to 2.5 grams?
I’m with you . That much wear and acid damage would show zinc rot everywhere
I find that a lot easier to believe than that a Zincoln could sustain that degree of damage and have its plating intact.
Put it on a table top next to a normal cent, and see how thick it is.
Never assume it's an error because you don't know what caused the damage. There are an untold number of ways a coin can be damaged but only a limited number of ways a error can occur. The minting process is well documented, so you need to explain how your coin could have left the mint looking like that
There is no way it could occur in the minting process. It isn't a planchet issue, not a die issue and not a striking issue. The weak details and rough surfaces look like it was exposed to some acidic or caustic solution.
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