Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Jessica mcclellan, Aug 17, 2019.
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Is this a zincoln?
What you mean
Yes it’s a zincoln it’s a 91-d
I'm attempting to make the OP think more about what they see and what it is (a zincoln) ... rather than just looking for an answer ...
@Jessica mcclellan, what we are telling you is that since the Mint changed the cent (read: since 1983) to zinc plated with copper, they have had a multitude of problems (not for them, but for collectors) in producing quality coins which will last "forever" & are what we call "collectable".
One of the most prominent problems is the appearance of both mechanical & die deterioration "doubling", which to a neophyte like yourself may appear to be from a true "Doubled Die" (the valuable variety) but which is in fact the worthless form of doubling.
We see so many of these on a daily basis that it's getting sickening.
As you stick around here & gain more knowledge about these inferior coins, you will waste less time looking at these for worthless doubling (to be fair, there are zincoln varieties which do have added value; it's just hard to find them in circulation because of the zinc rot problem over time.) Plus, the shield is just ugly, isn't it?
Keep up the search & continue to learn& you'll be OK!
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