A Cool Partial-plated Cent...

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Love the way this looks on both sides. Not a bad pickup for $15.

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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm trying to figure out the color/texture, especially on the reverse. It looks for all the world like post-mint corrosion, but I don't know what would spare so much of the exposed zinc...?
     
  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm. That is an interesting anomaly.
     
  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It has it's good looks and bad looks, from my monitor is see more negative looks than original. The obverse doesn't seem as bad. Tell US that the coin is a result of a best possible example of an altered dipped coin.... Please.
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    What is going on here to the rim? :yack:
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  7. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    It would not have the strong Mint luster it does if it were dipped in acid
     
  8. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    I don't really see anything suspicious about that seeing this coin is defective. Check out the obverse of the 1985 cent below at around 10 o'clock; same exact pattern
     
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  9. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Here are some others I own that have inconsistent coloring, flaking, and texture patterns
    1984 1c Partial Plating OBV.JPG 1984 1c Partial Plating REV.JPG 1985 D 1c Partial Plating OBV.JPG 1985 D 1c Partial Plating REV.JPG 1994 1c partial Plating OBV.JPG 1994 1c partial Plating REV.JPG 1996 1c Partial Plating OBV.JPG 1996 1c Partial Plating REV.JPG
     
  10. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    ...and below you see staining (on a copper cent), and below that an acid-dip removing all plating
    1980 1c stained.jpg 1985 D Deplated Obv.JPG 1985 D Deplated REV.JPG
     
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  11. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    ...and then a plated cent
    2012 1c Plated OBV.JPG 2012 1c Plated REV.JPG
     
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  12. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    The patterns and seemingly random areas of plating/missing plating is all over the place on these coins. There is no consistent pattern they follow due to where and how contaminants play a factor in terms of where the plating bonds
     
  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    @JCro57 Very nice examples of partially plated cents.

    Adding the damaged and plated pieces for comparison makes this a good educational thread.
     
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  14. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Can you tell I am a school teacher? :)

    And @Oldhoopster , wait until you see my book!
     
  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Believe me, it's got to be a really interesting and educational post to get me to click "Like" on images of Zincolns. :yack:
     
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