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Posted 4 years ago


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I have this 1985D Penny that looks silver in color. I looked on the net and found other people talking about the coin, I know it can't be real unless it was stamped on a zink blank. Take a look at the pictures, On the back of the coin you will see black in the lower left corner

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  1. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 4 years ago
    Thank you EbayMan!
  2. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 4 years ago
    Thank you AR8Jason! I agree with you.
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    I knew something was wrong with the back of this coin................... THE IMAGE AND LETTERS ARE REVERSED ! The are indented instead of raised ! i don't know what it is but it ain't real !
    This is really wierd !
  4. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 4 years ago
    Thank you Pop_abides. I'm not sure what you mean Reversed, But I can tell you that the all the Letters are Raised on both sides. I had to scan the penny because every picture I took was Blurred.
  5. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    Must be the way it appears on the scan.........................still odd !
  6. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 4 years ago
    Thank you mammi!
  7. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    The 2012 redbook has a list of misstrikes and errors but doesnt have this one, could be valuable.
  8. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 4 years ago
    Thank you VikingFan82, Here is what I found on a Coin message board.
    I can think of at least 3 things that would cause a mid-1982 or later cent to be silver in color.
    1. It's a coin that was accidentally not sent through the copper-plating process after being struck.
    That's a real Mint error and it can be quite valuable. A fully-unplated zinc cent might retail in the $100 range,
    although of course a dealer would pay wholesale.
    2. It's a properly-plated coin that was dipped in acid to remove the copper plating.
    3. It was plated a second time with another metal covering the original copper.
  9. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 3 years ago
    Thank you bulltown!
  10. Youngpicker101, 3 years ago
    I work at Foodlion and I saw one exactly like this in my register the other day, and I wish I would have had my manager to let me switch it out with a regular penny of mine. I sure am kicking myself over it too!
  11. Janice, 3 years ago
    I found a 1985 D penny that is "silver" too. It's in poor condition, the metal is quite tarnished, but the parts that are raised are silvery. Maybe there was a set that didn't hit the copper plates?
  12. Mary, 3 years ago
    i have a 1943 silver penny is it worth anything? help please
  13. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 3 years ago
    Janice, I think that is what happend to your Penny just like mine.
  14. pwsest1944 pwsest1944, 3 years ago
    Mary, I don't collect coins I just have mostly foreign coins. Your best bet is to ask AR8Jason.
  15. CoinCollectorOfTheSouth, 3 years ago
    Mary, your coin is a zinc/ steel penny made during WWII from the shortage of copper. If in good shape it's worth about 5-1o bucks.
  16. flyrr100, 3 years ago
    How can Mary's coin be WWII vintage? It's dated 1985!
  17. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Post 14-- Mary was asking about her 1943 penny.
  18. flyrr100, 3 years ago

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