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Holy hell.. 1983 what is this???

Whatever Is going on maybe erosion is all around coin front back of every letter and number.


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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Copper coating is broken through allowing the zinc to corrode away

    Collector, occasional seller

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,977 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not erosion, but corrosion.

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Hoard the keys.
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    Cool now I know! Thanks

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Date in title doesn't match date on coin, unless that's corrosion too.

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    Yep. Didn't notice that lmao wrong date in title

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks as if it has been in the ground a while.... a dug coin.... as above, copper worn and zinc corroding... Cheers, RickO

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    good old zinc. :(

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is scary - almost like it is disintegrating from within.

    Self destructing money. I don't think money is a debt instrument, otherwise that is a great way to avoid having to make good on the debt the government is racking up. They should return to the days of unregistered bearer bonds, and then make them out of zinc. The feds could then issue all the treasury binds and notes it wanted, knowing that they would eventually rot away and be unredeemable.

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