1985 d silver penny

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  1. lioness626

    lioness626 New Member

    i have come upon a 1985 D silver penny it looks exactly like a normal penny but it is silver what is it worth?
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  3. walterallen

    walterallen Coin Collector

    It is most likely a cent that someone has removed the copper plating from. In 1982 the US one cent was changed from 95% copper to a copper plated zinc. Zinc is silver in color. Since the mint wasn't even minting silver proofs at that time I think it is quite doubtful this one cent is silver.

    I'm am not an expert on error coins, this is just my opinion.
  4. satootoko

    satootoko Retired

  5. JBK

    JBK Coin Collector

    Or an unplated coin error.
  6. Coinlover

    Coinlover The Coin Collector

    could be an experiment, could be an error, anyway we could tell if you gave us some pictures!:hail:
  7. ikes4ever

    ikes4ever Senior Member

    could be plated
  8. Poke

    Poke New Member

    I also have a 1985 D penny like this. I'm likely to believe that it is Zinc and it didn't get it's copper coating? What ever the makeup, the coin is silvery all the way through, and when placed in hand with a "normal" coin it sounds funny. Like aluminum. Or Something..... And it doesn't stick to a magnet. I've been asked that question before.
    I found mine by chance, in a pile of 1943 steel penny's 16 years ago.
    I have added a picture to my album: Poke's Pictures
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    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

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