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Is this 1902 Indian head Penny a "wrong stock" coin?

Penny has what appears to be a silver laminate covering bronze base. Silver has begun to peel ? Could it be a relaminate after minting? Good detail in areas not peeling. Sorry for quality, first time post!

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,170 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Plated for sure. A silver IHC would be cool thou. There must be one somewhere struck on dime stock.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Plated. Hopefully it is not mercury.

    All glory is fleeting.


  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Plated most likely after it left the mint.

    bob :)

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    Plated most likely after it left the mint.

    bob :)

    Agree, unfortunately you can see the copper indian cent composition under the plating that is beginning to peel off.

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  • Thanks everyone for the verification. Seemed too good to be true but haven't seen a plating peel. Mercury would be a real pain, but now I will treat it more carefully.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JRDelectron .... Welcome aboard. Mercury usually would not 'peel'... it just wears. Not sure what the plating is, but likely the coin was not properly cleaned prior to plating - thus allowing the plating to peel in the contaminated areas. Cheers, RickO

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