Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Gavriil, Jun 5, 2012.
Get some opinions and is it worth anything.
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You can also make them "gold"
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Party Pooper, thanks. :smile
Edit: closer pics of the rim at those locations would be better, but I'm still inclined to say it's plated.
looks like you may be thinking in reverse gear here. from 1983 up until now our cent coins are not copper. they only have a super thin copper plating on a zinc core that is silver color , so this coin may possibly be one of the unplated ones.
One thing you have to be careful of on the genuine non-plated cents is copper flakes from copper dust adhering to the die being struck into the zinc planchet.
The only pennies that look like that are 1943 PDS that were zinc coated steel.
Copper and brass were needed for the production of war materials during WWII and the Mint experimented with other materials to make up for the loss of copper and brass.
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