Weighs exactly what a dime does. Opinions welcome

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Chris777, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Chris777

    Chris777 New Member

    20190710_133016.jpg 20190710_133058-ccfopt.jpg 20190710_133016.jpg 20190710_133058.jpg 20190710_133058-ccfopt.jpg I dont have a clue. Pictures are good its the way the coin actually looks
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  3. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Looks like a messed up US shield cent to me.
  4. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Modern Lincoln cent highly corroded.
  5. Chris777

    Chris777 New Member

    Its stamped a dime ubderneath the cent
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    No, it isn't. What you are seeing is the zinc core underneath.
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Or perhaps it's stamped a cent on top of the dime, except that ain't it either. Just lots and lots of corrosion.
  8. Chris777

    Chris777 New Member

    I know the difference .Its not that thanx though
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is a damaged Cent. Not a mint error of any kind.

    That Cent got caught in between the wall and the drum of a dryer and was damaged by heat and tumbling.

    And don't tell me that I'm wrong.. I have been doing this for 34 years!
  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

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  12. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    There is a US coin forum on here @Chris777 . Post it there.
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  13. Chris777

    Chris777 New Member

    Thank you sir i do believe your correct glad someone knows what there looking at
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    It is, as mentioned, a modern US Shield cent, heavily damaged, and likely a "dryer coin", as mentioned. The heavy wear resulted in the exposure of the cent's inner zinc core, which is why it has that silvery color around the edges. Modern post-1982 cents are mostly zinc, with only a thin outer layer of copper.

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  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    You can see the bust of Lincoln upside down. And you can see the shield.
    Zincs weigh 2.5 and dimes weigh 2.27 but given the condition the weight loss would be expected. You can safely throw this away.
  17. Chris777

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