Mint Old Women

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by BronzeAge, May 17, 2022.

  1. BronzeAge

    BronzeAge Member

    So... I bought a roll of 25 presidential dollar coins at the bank yesterday, and got a nearly mint Susan B Anthony (best I've ever seen), a couple nice golden Sacagawea, some ok presidents and this really worn down Loony from 1990. And I keep finding pure nickel Canadian coins from '68 to '96 in my change. I guess I live too close to the border, eh?

    Since I love bronze I have a question. Numista says this Looney is bronze plated nickel, but doesn't say if it's ancient bronze or not. Does anyone know it's percentage tin and/or zinc? _20220517_202011.JPG

    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces467.html

    Thanks!
     
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  3. alurid

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  4. BronzeAge

    BronzeAge Member

    My camera screwed up the reverse side with the loon, making it a bit greenish. No two pics are the same with this phone. The portrait is a realistic color, though.
     
  5. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian 12+ Yr Member--Supporter Supporter

  6. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian 12+ Yr Member--Supporter Supporter

    @BronzeAge the Bronze Plating is 8.5% by weight, consisting of 88% Cu, 12% Sn
     
  7. BronzeAge

    BronzeAge Member

    Thanks for that. And, wow, thats a lot of tin, no wonder it's a bit pale.
     
  8. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian 12+ Yr Member--Supporter Supporter

    You are welcome; the research keeps my mind active.
     
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