Is this1963 penny a product of a poor alloy mixture?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Coin Queen, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Coin Queen

    Coin Queen ~MINT STATE OF MIND~

    Also this coin is slightly warped and goes thick on one side to very thin on other. It was my most interesting find tonight so I thought I'd share it an see what the pros think.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I say no to Improperly Mixed Alloy. But the Cent does look tapered.
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It looks like environmental damage. Copper is a very reactive metal and loves to combine with all kinds of stuff that comes in contact
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  5. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Paddy, whats tapered???
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It starts thick on one end then thins towards the other. Or vice versa.

    Some are major and many are minor. The cent is question I consider minor. Probably thicker looking on one side do to a high pressure strike. That would cause the Rim to look thicker.
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  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Definitely cleaned.
  8. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    Definitely corroded, environmental damage
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  9. Coin Queen

    Coin Queen ~MINT STATE OF MIND~

    I found a woody a few days ago and have only read a small article on alloy mix errors and asked questions on here but have only seen few examples of it so I wanted check. Thanks for replies
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  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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