Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Trella Davis, Aug 22, 2019.
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This is zinc that is bleeding out through defects in the micro thin copper plating. It is a form of damage that is common to all cents made after 1982.
Suggestion.. Create Your future threads over at the Error Coins forum only.. First and most important find out if you have a true mint error or just damage.
Worry about value last. Most minor errors have very little or no premium at all.. Something that turns your fingers green or any other color has nothing to do with mint errors.
I wasn't looking for damage, I was genuinely asking if it was worth anything....I read if its copper it could be worth something..that one looked pretty beat up, compared to this one
Only if it were a genuine copper cent. Do you have a gram scale?
Copper is 3.11 grams
Copper plated zinc is 2.5 grams
Copper is copper even if it's used as plating.
I suggest you still ask over at the Error Coins forum.
(I'm not trying to be bossy)
Just trying to help..
Yes, if it were made of copper it would be worth a lot of money. Though this photo is a better looking coin, the evidence of it being zinc is showing through at the scrape on the memorial and the E in America where the zinc rot is beginning. If copper it would weigh 3.1 grams, if zinc it would weigh 2.5 grams +/- a bit. Answering your question on what it's worth...in this case just 1 cent.
Thanks! there were about 6 different ones in one roll...so I know there were alot produced...just found another one
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