Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by matoska88, Apr 17, 2015.
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Not too great at math. Sorry, nor my coins. Darn, I don't even want to talk.
@girldly end the speculation and submit it to a grading service.
Aren't counterfeits interesting?
Doesn't someone collect counterfeits?
Isn't a PCGS... a PCGS counterfeit special?
Thank you. Its not plated. They told us that.
@girldly In your original post (Post#12), you said the coin was analyzed by SEM/EDS. Your cent IS NOT solid 96% nickel based on that analysis. The surface is 96% Nickel. Please reread post #13 and the link to an older thread that explains how EDS works.
Here is some info from Wiki that will give you an idea how this works https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy-dispersive_X-ray_spectroscopy
You can also google EDS penetration depth or other similar search phrases to help you correctly interpret that data you have. Hope this helps
Who is "they" and how did they know? I honestly and truly hope you have a true rarity, but I sincerely doubt it. Perhaps @Fred Weinberg might chime in.
Decades ago, I had some dateless Napoleon lll 10c. that had a modest rainbow luster.
I have often thought about experimenting with plating, having a six-volt battery left over from a tube radio I restored.
but, I don't want to "sacrifice" one of my "Mercury" dimes...
Wait! I'm so slow! Nickel! We've got nickels everywhere!
Thanx to Cointalk! Now, I've got a project.
I've got one exactly like it found in az now in ca.
I have a 78d exactly like yours identical to it gold and everything
I recently came across the same similar penny. 1978 d bronze/brassy penny. Weight is 2.96...... still very detailed not worn down. Is this a coincidence same year and mint mark and weight is less then 3.11?
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