2016 penny damaged at mint maybe

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jay Nichols, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Jay Nichols

    Jay Nichols Member

    The only reason I’m posting this coin is that for the amount of damage it has it is still in pretty good shape. I would think that there would be marks of some kind where it has been bent. So just wondering if this was done at the ment....thanks
     

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  3. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    No way that happened at the mint, looks like somebody took a torch to it.
     
  4. Jay Nichols

    Jay Nichols Member

    ... Ok thanks. and thanks for replying it is much appreciated.
     
  5. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    yep, that's what happens when someone torches a zincoln. The zinc inside melts at a lower temperature than the copper plating, so the insides melt and the plating acts like a bag, until it cools enough to re-solidify.
     
  6. paddyman98

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    No
     
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