Not sure about this thin cent...

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    I have seen plenty of thin planchets, but they are all missing details significantly. This one has a strong obverse strike, and a decent reverse strike. It also is a bit smaller in diameter and weighs only .7 grams.

    I am positive it is altered, but how are the details so strong for it being so thin? I checked the edge and it definitely is not 2 shaved coins stuck to each other, and it is copper.

    Anyone have any idea about this?

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  3. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    Chemical reaction. PMD. I have many over the years that can be twins. Most of them are 60's. High schools did chemistry experiments using the cent.
     
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  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    .7 grams seems odd.
    Rim/edge photos?
    So Schwa says this has been eaten away by acid. I would accept that.
    Why does it attack the edges first? Or it just appears to and attacks the whole coin all over.
     
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  5. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Joe, although I see the difference you mention,
    I've seen plenty like this one...maybe a different
    type of acid or ?

    Looks fairly typical to me.
     
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  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    It's surprisingly detailed for acid, but I believe it still to be an acid-dipped coin.
     
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  7. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Thank you all for the lesson. I knew it was damaged but would have never guessed acid
     
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  8. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I would go with the acid also, but I think something was done to reduce the raised portion of the rim first so it would disappear almost entirely ( evidenced by the obverse). This would remove a large chunk of weight and the acid would not have to react as deep and more detail would remain as a head scratcher . Be interesting if the diameter was similar to the inside diameter of the rim of a regular cent. Jim
     
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  9. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

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