I’m so confused! 1986 D? Penny!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Momof4, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Momof4

    Momof4 Member

    42B30E9B-18B8-4831-8951-3A05F7AAAF3E.jpeg 4C1D0377-5FD5-4C08-9377-791056AD0CE1.jpeg FB27C966-6917-4F6A-AFF2-2353AFD0AF70.jpeg CEE90414-0B35-4768-89C7-55A412F60E76.jpeg C73ABC5D-2533-40D1-8F59-EB3F7939BAC2.jpeg Can someone please tell me if this is an actual mint error? I’ve tried searching for a coin like this, but I’m probably not using the correct terminology- I have no clue.
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No need to be confused.. Its a copper plated zinc cent with ruptured plating blisters that exposed the inner zinc creating zinc rot.. all that occurred after it left the US Mint. Just a damaged coin and not a mint error of any kind.
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Here are its friends
    Exposure to the elements damage the copper plating.
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  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It made of zinc and those are blisters that have opened. The coin is starting to rot, which we call Zinc rot. Very common.
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  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    A little stronger than the aluminum covered chocolate coins we used to like getting for Christmas, and don't melt in our pockets, but sadly, we can't eat them. Jim
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  8. Momof4

    Momof4 Member

    Lol! It’s definitely not copper!!
  9. Momof4

    Momof4 Member

    Thanks for ripping out my heart once again!! and thank you for your reply! I knew it was in horrible shape, but I was really wondering why it looked like several mint marks and all these extra numbers and letters were all over the coin! Do you know why it would cause all the extra numbers and letters? Or is this just where I’m seeing what I want to see?!!
  10. Momof4

    Momof4 Member

    Thank you! I can cry myself to sleep now!
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  12. Mark68

    Mark68 Active Member

    Don't feel bad, I see an error. The 6 looks like a 4. So sleep easy.
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  13. Momof4

    Momof4 Member

    OMG!! I literally just went back and had to zoom in to figure out what you were talking about!! Then I saw my post!! LMAO!! Oops!
  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    you are convincing yourself that damage looks "like" numbers and such.
    but to unconvince you, you need to compare, and learn to measure height, width, and depth of each number you think you see and find one that you know is a number. they should have the same height, depth an width and be totally exactly the same in all 3 dimensions.

    For instance. a plating bubble will be round. If the middle starts caving in it *will* look like a 0 (zero). If you have two plating bubbles with the middles caving in next to each other then it *will* look like an 8. But if you measure out that 0 and 8 they will *not* have any similar dimension to any 0 or 8. If a "0" blister has one side that is not circular but flat, then it will *look like* a "D". One wants to convince themselves it looks like something that they want it to be.

    After all, where are these mysterious 0s and 8s coming from?? .. US Mint fairy dust? Aliens ? A US Mint rainbow number farting unicorn ?

    isn't that a "V" on the top right ??

    just measure them all out and find similar ones.
    of course, to do this you also have to *ignore* all the miscoloration and junk all over the coin. That is the thing, to convince oneself of something like this, one also has to convince oneself to *ignore* all the other junk, discoloration, holes and such on the coin. It's quite a convincing self-illusionment that people put themselves through to convince themselves as they want to make money (or find some weird error) so badly on the "make money on pocket change" phenomena that occurs.
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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Correct.. It's called Paredolia.
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Hope you didn't do that.
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  17. Momof4

    Momof4 Member

    No! Lol!
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