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    Posted 2 years ago

    flashlarue
    (197 items)

    Very unusual error 2011 Lincoln penny. Front and back the stamping is very faint and the underlying zinc is visible over much of the coin. I don't know how this happened but I think it is neat.

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    Comments

    1. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 2 years ago
      I looks to me like someone was experimenting with an acidic substance.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      I agree with TreasureTex, years ago when I was young we did such things. I remember using both acid and mercury on pennies. The mercury turned them bright silver color but never dried. Back then schools had a good supply of chemicals in the lab for us to play with.
    3. flashlarue flashlarue, 2 years ago
      What acid will eat away the copper and leave the zinc? All acids I know of work the opposite and eat away the zinc and leaves the copper.
    4. lugnuts lugnuts, 2 years ago
      Hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid does funny things to some metals. Other metals it does wonderful things.
    5. Dawnpatsey, 6 months ago
      Well idk if you all that are sharing opinions on here are professionals but i would have to disagree with all of you because i have the exact same penny now unless someone done same thing to my penny i think its a flaw when penny was made and im sure ill find a collecter thatll agree and when i do so ill be sure to let know
    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 months ago
      Agree-- not a mint error, but a chemical treatment.

      I am not a professional coin dealer, just based on years of experience.

      scott

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