What do we have here.on this 1999 D penny


  • JBKJBK Posts: 6,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could be a die scratch but most likely a bubble in the zinc plating.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,956 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Me thinks gas bubble if the surface is raised. Common flaw in clad copper. Peace Roy

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 9,237 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome @charlesrogers88 to the forum. Scratch or bubble, Abe’s got a serious headache.

    Value 1c but a nice show piece.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 696 ✭✭✭✭

    As others have said, It's a plating blister. Not uncommon to find on the copper plated zinc cents made since 1982. You'll see a lot more on cents from the 80's. Hope this helps

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • thanks, here is more close- ups.

  • i found out that under the microscope camera, that this may be a lamination, because it has metal attached to the surface forming a question mark.. from what i read, some break off and leave a hole or impression.

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