Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Gayland Lee, Oct 14, 2019.
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Environmental damage to the copper plating.
Not a mint error.
Worth? 1 cent
Environmental damage,can you give me an example cause I did see and read bout gas bubbles which resembled the one posted. Then I read at a different time that the what I know is gas bubbles was now being referred to as copper plate seperating from the zinc. The only thing I can think of that may remotely look like the bumps/bubbles would be Sparks from aceelder and I don't think that's what I'm seeing so maybe your talking bout something specific. Thanks for your response also.
Exposure to the elements will cause damage to the copper plating. I have been metal detecting for almost a decade now and I have found thousands of cents such as yours over the years. Dirt, sand, soil, saltwater, freshwater and heat will cause the damage you see on your coin..
All kinds of issues from my detector finds -
I'm also a mint error specialist. 34 years so I can definitely say that what you have is not related to true plating bubbles or blisters that occurred during the minting process. Any more questions?
Nope. Well yes, but not about this penny lol....one of this days someone is gonna say congrats it took you long enough. Why not now right. Let's just it over with. This 1991 D penny is what looks to me like a painted penny(in my eyes purple cause color blind) reddish in pic. Anyway I think someone could have painted it but acouple things lead me to be kinda hopeful/desperate all the above. Plus it appears to be corroded and both sides are the same.
It could be whatever you heart desires it to be... But it's definitely not a mint error of any kind.
Looks like it was cleaned, that's
why the surfaces are lighter, aka: pink,
as you mentioned.
What are plating bubbles and are blisters the bumps I'm always finding on zinc pennies?
They are defects that occur when zinc blank is electrolytes with copper. Usually from contamination or blanks that aren't thoroughly cleaned. Basically, it's where the copper hasn't stuck to the zinc. These were very common in the early days of the zincolns but the supplier seems to be a lot better now
Since it's common even extreme examples probably won't be worth more than the 1¢ right?
Correct! I'd only keep the most extreme example in my collection because of that. In other words, I'd never pay two cents for one as it's just not worth it.
Iwoood poster iton the eBay. I woood start at$500 cuz it is a gooodone!
The fact that it is zenc. Makes itgood!!!!!!!!!!
I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the advice it's always appreciated.
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