1986 D cent missing some cladding

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  1. Hunter_123

    Hunter_123 Active Member

    Wondering if this is a chemical attempt to remove cladding or a mint error? 20200124_131120.jpg 20200124_131146.jpg 20200124_131225.jpg 20200124_131315.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Altered. IMHO

    Copper Plated Zinc Cents are not clad.

    Quarters, Dimes and Halves are Clad.
     
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It looks stained in my opinion.
     
  5. Hunter_123

    Hunter_123 Active Member

    There's a ridge, kind of like a die crack along the transition line on both sides. The unplated side is slightly shallower then the plated area,which led me to chemical reaction. Wondering if it is possible to partially plate coins.
     
  6. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Here is an article that ends with an attempt to duplicate the mint process. Several articles seem to agree that the coating of copper is not exactly the same thickness over the whole cent, with the edges being thicker than the central areas. Also there is no reason for a reasonably straight line , and a somewhat jagged edge at that as electroplating should be somewhat diffuse in deposition. I guess if someone covered the coin with tape, glue, etc. , the covered areas would look somewhat like this. I would lean to removal based on the photo. IMO, Jim

    https://www.comsol.com/blogs/electroplating-u-s-mint-makes-penny/
     
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