Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by *coins, May 1, 2018.
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Ok, somewhat like the 1883 no cents nickel that people went crazy over? Or the 1909-VDB?
Now we have all of these nice coins because people hoarded them and you can easily get a nice one for a low price.
rot unless you store them super-carefully. I expect that there'll come a day, probably sooner than most people think, when unspotted examples are actually quite hard to find.
I've given some passing thought to buying a box or two, carefully rinsing them with acetone, and sealing them into a container that I can flush with dry nitrogen and weld shut.
Wow, it is that hard to store them?
lot faster than the old copper ones did.
Chemically, an undamaged zinc cent shouldn't age differently from a solid-bronze one -- the problems only arise if the zinc core is exposed through a scratch, gouge, or hole in the plating. My guess is that most of those cents have at least one spot in the plating that exposes the core to air and moisture, and that's what lets the decay sets in.
From my collection -
Neat, I did not know NGC graded some like that.
Is that a Littleton Coin purchase? I think they're claiming to be the only ones with signed slabs.
I've personally had 10-15 boxes of solid 17Ps. I picked the nicest one for my album and tossed the rest back.
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