Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Mernskeeter, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    Hi everyone:) while my focus shifts from one denomination to anouther I find myself stuck on cents the last couple weeks. This coin is the first of its kind I have ever seen. I can't seem to find substantial information on what could be happening here. The device's are predominantly shiny while the field is frosted. Can anyone help me as to where I would put it in my collection. 20190304_095743.jpg 20190304_100021.jpg 20190304_095138.jpg 20190304_095333.jpg 20190304_100240.jpg 20190304_094301.jpg 20190304_094345.jpg 20190304_094603.jpg
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Some kind of damage to the copper plating.
    I'm guessing old plating.. Spray paint wearing off.
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  4. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    That cent didn't leave the Mint looking
    like that - surface damaged/contamination,
    after it was in circulation.
  5. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    I agree- definitely damage. A mint error cent would not have a golden, glitter-like surface.
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  6. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    This does have a glitter type surface..i tried to get that in the is also golden I thought that came across. My unfinished major in college is in fine art so I am experienced in the properties and how it would read if it were paint. It's not paint.. I thought maybe a chemical of some sort could have been applied but every letter has a shiny top ..the breaks in the field that don't shimmer are on the same "level" on the surface
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It doesn't matter what it is other than Damage so spend it.
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  8. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    Oh I don't spend any of my coins:) I keep the so called spenders in one of my other houses that I don't rent out. I just can't part with ANY of them. This one I will put with my special collection because it is really quite unique looking.
    Collecting Nut likes this.
  9. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    ;) thank you paddyman
  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    looks like glitter paint wearing off. Keep it for fun/luck.:)
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  11. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    I will keep it for luck..good idea. Thank you:)
    spirityoda likes this.
  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm reminded of one of the episodes of "Matlock" and Ben comments "......thousands and thousands and thousands...…"

    I can't remember what he was talking about, but it makes me think of all of the PMD coins that are floating around in circulation.

    "Thousands and thousands and thousands" and all of them are unique just like yours.

    Mernskeeter likes this.
  13. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Yeah, it looks like someone had some fun with it. Hey, there's no reason that you shouldn't, as well. I'd keep it, if I were just starting out. Unless I really needed the money, then I think I'd spend it. :)
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  15. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    That's a fun response Fast Eddie! Thank you for the happiness..imma keep her:)
    eddiespin and Legomaster1 like this.
  16. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Good decision. In today's economic climate, it would probably be best to take eddiespin's advice. :D
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  17. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

  18. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Stick to your guns Girl!
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  19. justafarmer

    justafarmer Senior Member

    I'm guessing it is not paint - although that is a close guess. It is pigment powder. Looks like a bronze pigment powder used for adding a gold tint to paint, ink, makeup or etc.
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  20. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Looks like PMD or defective plating.
    Mernskeeter likes this.
  21. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    Pigment powder would need a binder to make it stick together and that would be what [wouldn't] bind to the metal.its possible it may be a powder coat. Even though the cent isn't bubbled from heat it takes heating powder coat to 400° to set this kind of paint. Being that alone it probably takes a couple thousand degrees to melt the cent it is possible.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page