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odd light weight cent

At the risk of being another one of 'those guys' with all responses being PMD, damaged, learn the minting process, send it in, etc., I have an odd cent I would like comments on. 1970 P substantially lighter and thinner with slightly smaller diameter. As they say, photos, so here they are. I don't know if this is just a thin planchet, on a foriegn blank, any added value. I have seen similar off planchet at shows but with little interest I have never looked at prices being asked.


  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acid treated

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's unanimous.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is why I love this forum!

    I've seen Buffalo Nickels where the entire coin got treated with Nic-a-date (acid)... would those coins show similar characteristics to this treated copper cent? ie. Smaller diameter, lighter, in addition to being obviously "etched"...

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,015 ✭✭✭✭✭

    no argument, see above

  • pjppjp Posts: 36 ✭✭

    Thanks to all who replied to this, I will toss it in the junk coin vase. This is such an educational space, I learn something every day.

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