Pretty bright !

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Onecrazywingnut, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Onecrazywingnut

    Onecrazywingnut New Member

    This obviously stood out. Why and how was this done? 1980 and a blob mint mark. Not paint.

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

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  4. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    get an old piece of copper pipe and rub it hard back an forth on a cinder block an you'll get the same effect..
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  5. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Yup, “Parking Lot” Coin.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    All I see is a blurry mint mark..
    But it is damaged :yack:
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Found in a parking lot. Damaged
  8. Onecrazywingnut

    Onecrazywingnut New Member

    Good thoughts. I know scuffed coins. This has obviously been plated. Unless this is what you mean by taking copper shavings from cinder block and doing something with. I will try and put another photo. Surface is brighter than bright. Auto focus goes funny when trying to show glare.

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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It really doesn't matter what happened to it. It is a spender.
  10. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  11. Onecrazywingnut

    Onecrazywingnut New Member

    Thats kinda what I thought. Maybe a gumball for what is a really unique penny. Go figure. Why collect?
  12. Onecrazywingnut

    Onecrazywingnut New Member

    I can only assume this is not seen very often. I mean really, I am only asking for speculation on why. My questions second part of how is suited for a pro in metalurgy I guess.

    Dumbmest question and never afraid to ask.

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  13. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    There's a million things someone can do to damage a coin. Why speculate on where the damage came from?
  14. Onecrazywingnut

    Onecrazywingnut New Member

    Yes. I agree. To plate a coin is definately damaging. I was just curious as to the how. I figure someone was just experimenting and a penny seemed a perfect victim. Weighs 3.5 g now.

    As for the collectable. Absolutely. Never seen one before, most likely not again. Is what it is.
    Thanks for the reply
  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    There is a small but annoying trend on CT where new members post obviously damaged coins then want to speculate on the cause. If they don't like the explanation, they use that as justification for "it must be a mint error because you can't explain why it's damaged". I think you just got caught up in the troll overflow.

    Hang around and ask questions. As a general rule of you you get 2 or 3 responses saying the same thing, then that's what you have. There is an incredible amount of knowledge on this board, so even if somebody gives you the wrong answer, it will get corrected very quickly
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