2016 Zincoln And It's Not Road Rash

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Double Die, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Double Die

    Double Die I know just enough to be dangerous

    Found this one and not sure what to make of it? When I first saw it, my initial response was another road rash casualty. But when I looked closer, there were no pits, scratches, or any other deformities... it's clean but looks like crumpled foil.

    If this is a case of DD or orange peel, it's the most extreme I've ever seen but I don't think that's it either? Is this a planchet issue of some sorts? I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves and wait to hear what you all think. And yes I checked to see if there was any chocolate inside.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    All I know is that it didn't come from the Philadelphia Mint looking like that.
    It's some kind of Post Mint Damage :yack:

    I have found hundreds of Copper plated zinc cents like that in my 10 years of metal detecting hunts.
  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It has been damaged by something.
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  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    PMD. This could also be caused by poor quality control of the plating process.
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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Flat, wide, and mushy letters. Rim starting told over. Lots of random marks/hits. Looks like a dryer coin to me.
  7. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    IMO, it looks like it has been through a wash of acidic solution...maybe vinegar or lemon juice...doesn’t seem to be heat related but I guess it is possible...Spark
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  8. No doubt PMD.
    I’m guessing this coin was heated, causing the copper to start to bubble and delaminate from the zinc, then cleaned to remove any toning or discoloring - or perhaps heated in a vacuum or inert gas, preventing any oxidation from occurring.
    It kind of has that “aluminum foil hit with a blowtorch” look.
    Another possibility is a soak in an acid that would attack the zinc more aggressively than the copper. However, I believe the 1st scenario is more likely.
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  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Sorry but I agree with paddyman and the others that it's a PMD. Better luck ahead.
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Yet another lousy Zincoln cent. I sure wish the mint would get rid of this monstrosity of a metal combination.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged as it's a cheap zinc Cent. Spend it.
  12. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Zinc deterioration, from whatever cause. Spend it before it self destructs even further, as it undoubtedly will.
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  13. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Yes, even if you save it to spend later...you lose! Why?

    INFLATION. Spend it NOW to use it’s full spending power!

    (This message brought to you by your ever lovin’, neighborhood Spark (aka Sparkomatic for about 50 years, then I shortened it).
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