I believe it's a 1942 German coin--

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Diogenes Diaz, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Diogenes Diaz

    Diogenes Diaz Active Member

    What can I do to save it? Image_2020-07-13 18_32_45_662.JPG
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nothing. It's toast.
  4. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    That's the same question I have about many of the zinc cents I come across in circulation.
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Same answer: toast.
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes. It's a German coin. It shows a swastika :yack:
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Nada.. It's damaged. :yack:
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  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I've tried, but it's a lost cause.
  9. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Random thought - could you put it in a rock tumbler? That should smooth out the surfaces right?
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  10. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    These were made out of very cheap zinc as Germany was saving copper for the war effort. 1942 was not a good year for the thousand year reich as metal/resource shortages were becoming increasingly common. Nearly every single zinc pfennig has some sort of corrosion/environmental damage to it. I am yet to see one in mint state.

    I'm afraid there isn't really anything you can do to help that coin. It has been too far gone with the corrosion, luckily it isn't worth a whole lot. As @furryfrog02 said, it's toast.

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  11. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Buy 1 in better grade. The are affordable.
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yep. Nazi zinc coin. Toast, as mentioned.
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    You can't "save" it, the best you can do is to keep it from getting any worse.
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