Error or Damage?????

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by SCOOTS, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. SCOOTS

    SCOOTS New Member

    once again I look to you all for some feedback, in my understanding the penny's are planchet defects and not considered errors, now the quarter i immediately thought was damaged but once I really looked close it became very interesting. What do you think????
     

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  3. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Your initial instincts were correct about the quarter. It was damaged after it left the mint. This couldn't happen during the minting process.

    The cents are not defective planchets (unless you consider that the entire concept of copper plated zinc coins is defective ;)). The top coin is suffering from zinc rot, where the plating is breached and the zinc starts to corrode. The bottom coin took some hits (bbs or something similar?) Regardless it is not an error
     
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Your Copper plated zinc pennies (not penny's) have zinc rot because the plating was compromised.

    @Oldhoopster
    I just noticed you responded already ;)
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    @SCOOTS
    Your pennies will look like these if they continue to rot :yack:
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    Exposure to the elements destroyed these copper plated zinc cents. They are from my metal detecting finds.
     
  7. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Eventually they will look like this:
     
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  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Which I do!
     
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT @SCOOTS. This is a great site to learn from.
    Being one of the old grumpy coots on this site, my thing is having to NOT click on anything, so in regards to posting your photos, here are my guide lines.
    You should always post in focus FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and is easily enlarged by clicking on it. While it isn’t always necessary, it is nice to show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows, and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.
     
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Spend them before they rot away.
     
  11. SCOOTS

    SCOOTS New Member

    Thankyou for your advice about taking photos,"noted", they will be posted right from here on out....
     
  12. SCOOTS

    SCOOTS New Member

    Thanks for the info, kinda cool you responded as I've been super interested in detecting for quite some time question; money is pretty tight but would like to get a metal detector, what is an inexpensive one, yet still will do the trick, hopefully you can let me know a good one for beginners that I can afford.
     
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I really suggest my latest machine..
    The Vanquish 440 made by Minelab
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    Less than $300.00

    Easy to use and lightweight.

    Some of my finds this year beach and park.
    Keeping in mind I have 10 years experience.
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Go to the search function of CoinTalk.
    Type in Metal Detecting.
    Click on Search titles only.
    Unclick search this forum only.
    In the posted by member put paddyman98.
    You will see dozens of my threads!
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2020
  15. SCOOTS

    SCOOTS New Member

    Awesome and thanks I can afford that, can you believe I pulled this out of circulation yesterday, this is my first coin I'm really considering getting graded, doing some research now. 16009435597496384325188572727753.jpg 16009435597496384325188572727753.jpg 16009435597496384325188572727753.jpg 16009437075955307156489339571521.jpg 16009435597496384325188572727753.jpg 16009437075955307156489339571521.jpg 16009435597496384325188572727753.jpg 16009435597496384325188572727753.jpg 16009437075955307156489339571521.jpg 16009435597496384325188572727753.jpg 16009437075955307156489339571521.jpg
     
  16. SCOOTS

    SCOOTS New Member

    Whoops sorry about all the images
     
  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I don't think it will grade well. Too many circulation issues on the field. Scratches and nicks. Looks like slight damage to the rim.
    Just my opinion. You would be wasting money.

    You're better off buying one that is already graded in MS grade.

    Suggestion.. Do not show your coins in 2x2's.
    Then they can be better veiwed.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2020
  18. SCOOTS

    SCOOTS New Member

    Thanks again,
     
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Your circulation find Quarter is nice but it won't grade high enough to recover the costs involved. Best to put in a 2 x 2.
     
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