Odd Gray (steel?) 1992 Lincoln Cent

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jarex, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Jarex

    Jarex New Member

    So I was going thru a box of pennies and came across a 1992 P Lincoln Cent that looks like steel but isnt. Maybe lamination error on both sides?? Anyone know how to truly figure out if it is a lamination error or an error made after the mint??

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    1992 Cents are Copper plated Zinc. That's the zinc inner core you are seeing.and not steel. Somehow the copper plating was removed
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Somebody removed the copper plating after it left the mint
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Looks like environmental damage to me. Like many of the coins that have been buried for a while. JMHO
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