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I need a chemist, or is this a reverse strike in zinc?

emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

The reverse, also with a floating roof, has the color of a tiger.
The obverse is as normal color, so to say.
Nothing about this 2003, is even close to normal.
I'm ruling out PMD.
Cell phones wont help to veiw.
No scratches, just precise deteration in the "images"
Micro photos only for now.
Thanks for your input.

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You will need to get better pics.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 1,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You don't need a chemist, just some basic knowledge of the minting process.

    Looking at the rev, it appears that the copper plating on the high points was removed after it left the mint, and it's corroded. Take a zincoln cent and rub it on some fine sandpaper and you'll see the same thing. Over time, the exposed zinc darkens and corrodes.

    It's not an error

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  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

    New pics, to further the conclusion.
    Funny thing is, rim to rim, same size as a dime.
    Maybe for vending machines.
    LOL.
    Do you think it will float at 2.0 grams?


    99.9 % of Photos are from collection files.
    Can't keep pulling out coins of their air tight holders.
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  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 9,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cast mold

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe its 2003 BC.
    Sry... no disrespect intended.
    But that describes it.

    99.9 % of Photos are from collection files.
    Can't keep pulling out coins of their air tight holders.
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  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 1,557 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was rotten... it was rotten... it was rotten just now...

    thefinn
  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV
    This should help to put your mind at ease. The copper plating has rotted away from the zinc around the rim of this cent much like yours.


  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

    Can I copy your pic?

    99.9 % of Photos are from collection files.
    Can't keep pulling out coins of their air tight holders.
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  • CRH4LIFECRH4LIFE Posts: 849 ✭✭✭✭

    Throw it away

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    Can I copy pic?

    Feel free.

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,457 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When ever we saw the letters of a coin corroded below the surface of the field on any coin (mostly seen on 19th century silver coins way before zinc cents) we called the "effect" Selective Corrosion.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight, Hey take a look at this.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks.

    99.9 % of Photos are from collection files.
    Can't keep pulling out coins of their air tight holders.
    Patina rule # 1

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    @Jimnight, Hey take a look at this.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks.

    Thoughts on what?

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

    The Close VS Wide with support comming from the'
    F
    G
    Are you aware of which style supports AM or A M?

    99.9 % of Photos are from collection files.
    Can't keep pulling out coins of their air tight holders.
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  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

    1992

    99.9 % of Photos are from collection files.
    Can't keep pulling out coins of their air tight holders.
    Patina rule # 1

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 1,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    @Jimnight, Hey take a look at this.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks.

    It's not struck on zinc, either

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