2005 Memorial Cent damage or not ?

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  1. Jhnby1017

    Jhnby1017 New Member

    2005 Memorial Cent damage or not ? Seems drastic if damaged. Have no idea what could cause this. Your help always appreciated :) 2005 damaged cent obv.jpg 2005 damaged cent rev.jpg
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Damage. I'd say spend it but I'm not sure anyone will take it.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I found one in on ground not too long ago . I call it Zinc Rot . :vomit:
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  5. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    That is one ugly penny!
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  6. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    a major post mint damaged coin is what you have nothing special
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:

    Your Cent is a Copper Plated Zinc Planchet. Once the plating is compromised the inner Zinc rots away. How? Exposure to chemicals. Saltwater, freshwater, acidic water.. Anything that will react to the Zinc in a negative way.
    Here are some of my Metal Detected examples
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  8. Jhnby1017

    Jhnby1017 New Member

    Appreciate all the knowledgeable responses. I can always count on you guys to come through for me. :)
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That coin is suffering from zinc rot. Spend it fast.
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