1999 is it an error coin?

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1999 is it an error coin?

#1 Unread post by Drewminer2001 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:27 am

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I found a 1999 Lincoln cent silver in color checke for usual alterations but found no signs.
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Re: 1999 is it an error coin?

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:02 pm

The surfaces were chemically altered to look silver.

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Re: 1999 is it an error coin?

#3 Unread post by Drewminer2001 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Thank you

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Re: 1999 is it an error coin?

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:48 am

Someone artificially removed the copper plating and what you're seeing is the zinc planchet. Looks like someone has scratched it as well.

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Re: 1999 is it an error coin?

#5 Unread post by Drewminer2001 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:09 am

I scratched it when I was freeing it up from between two steel plates.

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Re: 1999 is it an error coin?

#6 Unread post by Drewminer2001 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:12 am

I wasn’t sure couldn’t find much on it. There where a few sites that said if it was altered it would have bubbling and features would be faint. I know that someone here would know.

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Re: 1999 is it an error coin?

#7 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:42 am

Daniel wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:48 am
Someone artificially removed the copper plating and what you're seeing is the zinc planchet. Looks like someone has scratched it as well.
:agree:

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