Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Chris777, Jul 11, 2019 at 7:58 PM.
I dont have a clue. Pictures are good its the way the coin actually looks
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Looks like a messed up US shield cent to me.
Modern Lincoln cent highly corroded.
Its stamped a dime ubderneath the cent
No, it isn't. What you are seeing is the zinc core underneath.
Or perhaps it's stamped a cent on top of the dime, except that ain't it either. Just lots and lots of corrosion.
I know the difference .Its not that thanx though
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!
Clearly you don't know the difference.
Here are a few links for you to read:
There is a US coin forum on here @Chris777 . Post it there.
Thank you sir i do believe your correct glad someone knows what there looking at
No problem. Here is a website that explains Mint Errors and Damaged coins
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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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.
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