1996 D Lincoln Cent Crazy D

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Candice Wise, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    This poor coin has had it.. But, I have never seen something like this.. The D mintmark is sticking way out.. What is this called?? 20201016_230130.jpg 20201016_230149.jpg 20201016_230130.jpg 20201016_230149.jpg 20201017_114330.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    D for Damaged :yack:

    It's a Copper Plated Zinc Planchet.
    The plating around the mint mark has been compromised and the inner zinc in that area will rot.

    Like this -
    zinc-rot.jpg
     
  4. Candice Wise

    Candice Wise Active Member

    No, no, no Paddy.. I have some just like the pics you just posted.. The D is sticking out from the coin.. Let me go back and get it just to make sure.. I'm going to double check on this.. Thanks
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes, yes, yes.. You will see.
     
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Do a rubbing, with a lead pencil, and see if it is sticking up any higher than the other devices. Probably not, and being a crappy zincoln, Paddy is most likely correct.
     
  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's just damage. These things started falling apart the day they were made.
     
  8. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    As the zinc is exposed to the environment, the corrosion products can expand and push up the copper plating. It's similar to rust on a car, bubbling up the paint.
     
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