cool 1987 d penny i found today, thought i would share with all of you.

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  1. ksb

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  3. spirityoda

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  4. cpm9ball

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    It's just a damaged Crappy Zincoln!

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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    The copper plating was breached and the zinc core is corroding. Commonly known as zinc rot. The process is similar to rust forming on a car when the paint is scratched. In time, the cent will corrode to nothing so spend it soon ;)

    As others have said, this isn't an error (unless you consider the mint choosing this composition for a coin an error :hilarious:).
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  7. Devyn5150

    Devyn5150 Well-Known Member

    If a coin could talk eh?! It has a interesting obverse but I don’t think most of these aficionados can appreciate a damaged coin no matter the degree of coolness it has. My favourite damaged coin, which I hold in the same regard as my 1982 Silver Proof Regina Dollar seen as my profile pic is a 1935 Canadian Nickel pictured below.

  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    20181216_084612-1.jpg 20181216_084553-1.jpg @ksb so you must think these are also cool.
    Same issue but a bit more extreme!
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    If it could talk it would say:
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  11. Devyn5150

    Devyn5150 Well-Known Member

    The point wasn’t, if anyone could read, “is this an error coin and how much is it worth”. My impression was that the OP thought it neat and I agree... what forum did they post this in anyways? Errors? How much it’s worth? No they did not!
  12. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    I'm a reasonably accomplished reader, and that's not how I interpreted the OP's post. I could be wrong, but I don't think anybody else did either.
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  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member


    And for the record, the coin in question would still beg for death.
  14. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Ok, it’s NOT an error. But it IS a neat looking coin in its own way. I especially liked the split T.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Otherwise I’d never have gotten married...
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  15. Kentucky

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    Not bad for "show 'n tell"
  16. ksb

    ksb Member

    i didn't think it was an error. i just thought it was cool. like Kentucky said show n' tell
  17. ksb

    ksb Member

    if coins could talk they would tell you all the times they got me kick out of gentlemen clubs
  18. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

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