More than it’s cracked up to be...

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, May 18, 2021.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Found this 1897 6 pence. When I examined the reverse I saw the surface is suffering from many cracks. Looks like a dried mudbank or my grandmother’s cheeks.

    is this likely to be a lamination problem or simple damage? A2713C04-E3A3-409B-9C1C-D51E26D797C8.jpeg 8A6B493D-0342-45F4-8F94-CFBF7F7DD6CF.jpeg 197B6530-777D-44C4-9265-1102DD83C44E.jpeg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Wow. I can't say what caused that but it is very interesting.
     
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks like it was in the ground for a while,so some kind of environmental reaction caused the cracks?cool coin otherwise.
     
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    environmental damage
     
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Yea, We may never Know . :(
    Just ED or environmental damage .
     
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Soak it in acetone and see if it begins to dissolve.
     
  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Soak it in acetone and see if it begins to dissolve.
     
  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Soak it in acetone and see if it begins to dissolve.
     
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Like a long fart!
     
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  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    It's environmental damage. The coin was exposed to something that etched the metal.
     
  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Soak it in acetone, see if it dissolve's! It's not Alke-Seltzer, duh
     
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