2012 cent... reverse lamination and die break error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by dollar, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    It appears to be a lamination error starting with STATES and continuing all the way to AMERICA. Then, it looks like a die break running up through the E in AMERICA. Did I get this right? 2012cropc.jpg 2012cropb.jpg 2012cropa.jpg 2012fullrev.jpg 2012fullobv.jpg
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    To me it looks like the planchet was defective. Like a die crack on each end at the rims and a scratch in between. You could probably break off that piece. Very nice. Protect and leave as is.
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    While it does look like a possible die break, I think it is another lousy plating issue.
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  5. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    There has never been a documented lamination on a copper plated zinc cents. (There has been some peeled plating issues mis-identified as laminations). A lamination is a separation of an alloy along horizontal planes of weakness. The copper plating itself is not an alloy and is only 8 microns thick, anyway.

    While the Zinc Core is an Alloy, there has never been a documented case where there is a lamination of the zinc core. I suspect this is because the other metals in the alloy are such tiny amounts.

    Zinc ALLOY 190: COMPOSITION (% by Weight) Lead = 0.005 max; Iron = 0.010 max; Cadmium = 0.005 max; Copper = 0.7 to 0.9; Zinc = Balance.
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  6. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Have to agree with Pete's explanation above^^^.
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  7. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    Thank's... great information
  8. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    Yep, post 1982 Zinc Lincoln cents won't have a lamination error.
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