Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Debra Acosta, May 31, 2018.
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I was so close to being the first poster for once haha.
It looks like post mint damage and not an error coin to me
The GOOD News .. even badly damaged coins are still worth face value .. 10 cents.
The United States Mint (Mint) is resuming its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program.
Established under the authority of 31 U.S.C. § 5120, the program provides an avenue through which individuals and businesses can exchange bent and partial coins (commonly referred to as “mutilated coins”) for reimbursement.
Can you post a picture of the Reverse side also.. I want to see how damaged that side is also
Can't you see the damage afflicted to it rather than a "mint error" ?
where did you "find these" coins ?
Thanks for the informative post Michael K.
Same thing, worth face value, but harder to spend now because it's underweight. Something poked through the copper coating, and the zinc core started to dissolve away.
Boat makers learned long ago that a steel hull lasts longer if you attach zinc bars to the the outside of the hull. Sheet-metal manufacturers learned that coating steel with zinc protected it from corrosion. It's called "galvanic protection".
The zinc lobby learned more recently that you can convince legislators to put copper on the outside and zinc on the inside of a cent. The first hint of damage causes the cent to start dissolving, meaning it will need to be replaced with a new one. It's called "zinc industry protection".
You don't see a lot of these in circulation but if they are done well they'll work in a vending machine.
They are done with a ball peen hammer and a file. You just hammer them back into a disc and file off anything sticking out over the edge.
It's hard to redeem them especially in tiny quantities so they get repaired so they'll pass through coin counters. I've seen several of them over the years.
Please try to use some common sense.
It's just a severely damaged coin.
Even someone that knows nothing about coins could tell you that.
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