Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Michael Azarian, Jul 10, 2019.
Better images can be provided?
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There are at least 3 different diagnostics suggested for the identification of genuine unplated zinc cents: 1) A genuine example should have mint luster or 2) they will be a bit dull and show microscopic flakes of copper struck into them or 3) measuring the specific gravity of the coin in question (it should equal approximately 7.18). Here are some resources:
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“Texas Cent: A cent with a larger-than-normal diameter that was intentionally damaged outside the mint. The traditional method is hammering the cent between pieces of (usually) leather. However, another instance of cents with larger-than-normal diameters is now commonly seen on cents that have had their plating removed. Whatever methods are being used to strip the plating, most of which involve exposure to chemicals and heat, are leaving the resulting zinc core thinner with an expanded diameter. I am still trying to investigate exactly how this is happening. Below is an example of one of these stripped cents.”
Here are more images, I don't think it is a Texas coin. Please send feedback of your thoughts. Thank you
damaged. Looks like the copper plating
was removed, and also the surfaces are
also badly damaged.
Not an error of any kind.....sorry
It does look pretty cool lol
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