25c bicentennial error or damage?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Americanvet63, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Americanvet63

    Americanvet63 Member

    Hi Folks!
    Can anyone please tell me if this is a coin damaged somehow after minting or is missing clad layer plus a hard life? Why does the rim look so naked? It weighs 4.8 GM's. Thank you for your wisdom!

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  3. GH#75

    GH#75 Trying to get 8 hours of sleep in 4. . .

    Someone put it in acid that burned the copper core but not the clad layering on the outside.
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  4. Snowman

    Snowman Senior Member

    Sometimes coins buried in the ground or in a water environment (fountain?) turn color and get a thinner copper core from the acidic ground/water - but the coin does look burned
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Welcome to CT and thanks for your service.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged
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  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Yeah this one looks like an extremely long bath in thourea. Even the sulfates dried in rings.
    Environmental damage.
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  8. Americanvet63

    Americanvet63 Member

    Yeah, that's what my gut was telling too. But I HAD to find out for sure. And you are quite welcome Inspector43, my Navy years were the best years of my life. I would do it again in a heartbeat. But retirement has been pretty cool too! Thank you all for sharing your wisdom. Love and Light to you all. Stay safe!
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