Gold Bronze? 1978 D penny error?

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  1. girldly

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  3. girldly

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    I'm sorry you feel this way, I just cant give up based on the test. You are probably right, being a hopeful newbie is silly. I suppose I can dream, but, I will listen to your advice and keep my dreams to myself.
     
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  4. girldly

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    Not too great at math. Sorry, nor my coins. Darn, I don't even want to talk.
     
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    @girldly end the speculation and submit it to a grading service.
     
  6. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

    Aren't counterfeits worth something?
    Aren't counterfeits interesting?
    Doesn't someone collect counterfeits?
    Isn't a PCGS... a PCGS counterfeit special?
    :bookworm:
     
  7. girldly

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    Thank you. Its not plated. They told us that.
     
  8. girldly

    girldly Girldly

    I recently saw the Aluminum penny from the Denver Mint 1974...selling for a lot of money. Why then, a 96% solid Nickel penny is not honored? I realized everyone says its plated, but, PCGS said its 96 percent solid Nickel. I will knock on doors. We keep it in the safe deposit box, and I never have time to delve into this, however, its time for me to contact the US MINT. We want my husbands Milk Box Nickel Penny to show collectors that it is indeed an error coin, not a coin some scientist at the Mint made to make money. If this were the truth, why was it in circulation and given to my husband as a little boy for Milk Money from his parents. They were not working at the Mint, just average people.
     
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  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    @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
     
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  10. Kentucky

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    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.
     
  11. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

    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.
     
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  16. expat

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    Welcome to CT. This thread died 2 years ago. If you have a question please create your own thread and include any images in Full Size. You will get more attention to your post that way
     
  17. Kentucky

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    As above, but just a high school chem experiment...brass plated
     
  18. Jennifer L Keltner

    Jennifer L Keltner New Member

    Hello date is is 4/16/21 posted........

    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?
     
  19. Jennifer L Keltner

    Jennifer L Keltner New Member

    Hello date is is 4/16/21 posted........

    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?
     
  20. MIKELOCK34

    MIKELOCK34 New Member

    I have an MS70 1943 copper cent that looks like a shoe. I rebuke any statement to the contrary. This MS70 1943 copper cent looks EXACTLY like a shoe. 19402576-2075-4182-90F2-CBEAC524410B.jpeg
     
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  21. expat

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    Sorry, it has post foot damage
     
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