Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kevin Farley, Aug 7, 2020.
Anyone know what I've got here?
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I'm thinking a reprocessed and plated steel cent.
To shiny for just a reprocessed steelie.
Though it is numismatic sacrilege to say this, I think reprocessed steel cents are kinda pretty.
Unless someone nickel plated a copper 1943 which is very unlikely and would be very unfortunate.
Steelies seem to often run heavy.
The 43 D in my Whitman is 2.87
Another in my junk pile is 2.82
I’ll pull out a roll from my CRH in a day or two and report back.
Canadian 100% nickel 5 cent coins,1981 & before, make great feed stock for plating.
Having done a lot of CRH in Upstate NY, I’m flush Canadian coins. Banks don’t even want the stuff.
it won’t be magnetic though
The Nickel used to plate the cent is ferromagnetic so yes it will
Lmao yes that's a good point. That would be really freaking unfortunate. But it's magnetic so I don't think that's possible. I just don't see how it could add that much weight to the coin when the other few reprocessed coins I weighed all weigh the same as a standard steel cent
Keep in mind. Many coins.. and it does not matter which denomination could have a plus or minus weight varience. The Steel Cent could of been a few grams overweight to start off and the plating added just a bit more.
Read @Heavymetal post. He gave an example!
That'd be the story of my life If I found something like a 1943 copper and someone destroyed it lol
Hum, but if it was "Thick Nickel Plating" wouldn't it fill in the lines on the wheat on the reverse?
Looks like it has been coated in MERCURY.
If so, wash your hands every time you touch it.
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