Gas bubbles/copper plating seperating from zenc??

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Gayland Lee, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Gayland Lee

    Gayland Lee Member

    Alrighty then men & women of the jury. It's been a few days sense I've been around. I actually got alil burned out on the searching aspect of coins and did something different for a couple of days not that I was missed by all of you that don't even know me lol...wait, y'all aren't laughing.....ahh...why are y'all not laughing,hmmm...so I'm not either. I quit. But after I ask question bout this ol' penny. It's a 1993 D. Is it gas bubbles and is the end result of gas bubbles the copper plate is sperating from the zenc core. Is that whatcauses the seperation from the zenc, gas bubbles? And suggestion on an asking price?
     

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Damaged by heat. Plating blisters.
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Not zenc.. Zinc

    Environmental damage to the copper plating.
    Not a mint error.

    Worth? 1 cent
     
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  5. Gayland Lee

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    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.
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    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 -
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    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?
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  8. Gayland Lee

    Gayland Lee Member

    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.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It could be whatever you heart desires it to be... But it's definitely not a mint error of any kind.
     
  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Not painted or plated.

    Looks like it was cleaned, that's
    why the surfaces are lighter, aka: pink,
    as you mentioned.
     
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  15. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    What are plating bubbles and are blisters the bumps I'm always finding on zinc pennies?
     
  16. Gayland Lee

    Gayland Lee Member

    Yes. I started metal detecting about the same time I started coin roll searching. Nothing real valuable there either. Lol
     
  17. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    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
     
  18. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    Since it's common even extreme examples probably won't be worth more than the 1¢ right?
     
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    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. :)
     
  20. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    Iwoood poster iton the eBay. I woood start at$500 cuz it is a gooodone!
    The fact that it is zenc. Makes itgood!!!!!!!!!!

    Reed.
     
  21. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the advice it's always appreciated.
    "Learning something new every day"
     
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