Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by SCOOTS, Sep 23, 2020.
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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
DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged
Your Copper plated zinc pennies (not penny's) have zinc rot because the plating was compromised.
I just noticed you responded already
Your pennies will look like these if they continue to rot
Exposure to the elements destroyed these copper plated zinc cents. They are from my metal detecting finds.
Which I do!
@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.
Thankyou for your advice about taking photos,"noted", they will be posted right from here on out....
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.
I really suggest my latest machine..
The Vanquish 440 made by Minelab
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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In the posted by member put paddyman98.
You will see dozens of my threads!
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.
Whoops sorry about all the images
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.
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