199? Cent struck on dime planchet?

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  1. #raidernation

    #raidernation New Member

    Can someone help me out and explain what's going with this coin?
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    199? Would be on a Copper plated zinc cent planchet only.. Can you provide pictures?
     
  4. #raidernation

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  6. #raidernation

    #raidernation New Member

    I just posted two. I appreciate it.
     
  7. #raidernation

    #raidernation New Member

    Thank you very much.
     
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Merged the duplicate threads.

    As mentioned, that is a modern zinc cent that has been severely ground up. That is all. The damage exposed the inner zinc core. Post-1982 cents are mostly zinc, with only a thin outer layer of copper. This zinc core gets exposed any time the copper plating is scratched or scraped away (or filed, as in this case).

    Someone did their best to murder that coin, and did a good job of it.
     
  9. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Has anybody ever tried to scrape the copper off of the raised details only to create a 2-toned coin? If done right, it might look cool. The obverse of the OP’s coin made me think of that.
     
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I'm sure they have. Done tidily enough, it would indeed have an interesting appearance. I have seen some which were artificially worn down to AG03 or FR02 grade which had that interesting sort of "faux cameo" look.

    Of course by the time you've applied that much abrasion, Abe's silhouette has lost all detail and sometimes even the outer edges of the portrait become undefined.
     
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  11. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    When I was in drafting class in high school, we had hand held electric erasers that used Pink Pearl eraser inserts. I'm thinking one could use that with SOME control and with enough pressure MAYBE wear off the copper on the details.
     
  12. #raidernation

    #raidernation New Member

    I agree man. Its straight up jacked lol I appreciate your expertise though. Thank you.
     
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