1972 half the coin seems SILVER!??

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1972 half the coin seems SILVER!??

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I was coin roll hunting and I came across this 19 72/2 dollar that seems like half was done in clad in half with struck and silver??? I did the tissue test half of it looks silver half of it looks clear I did the drop test and I hear that ping sound that silver gives off but I also hear the clad sound sometimes on the other half I’ve done the finger test I hear the nice ping. I’m baffled by this point if I post pictures can somebody please help me?

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Here’s the 1972 coin I’m talking about

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No. In fact it looks like ED or Environmental Damage .
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Just weird because of the sound has the silver sound too it plus the weight is only 10.43grams

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But it must have the exact weight as a silver planchet.

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#8 Unread post by Earle42 »

Your coin did not come from the mint this way. The way coin blanks are made it would be impossible for a coin to come out half silver.

Looks and sound can be deceiving. People also plate coins. Partially plated coins also occur b/c the plating wears off and/or it was a bad plating job to start with.

You have just a damaged 50¢ piece.
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Earle42 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:52 am Your coin did not come from the mint this way. The way coin blanks are made it would be impossible for a coin to come out half silver.

Looks and sound can be deceiving. People also plate coins. Partially plated coins also occur b/c the plating wears off and/or it was a bad plating job to start with.

You have just a damaged 50¢ piece.
I agree

I was going to make a comment on the "Pinging" of coins....... But I did not,
...... as I don't think it's a good idea to bash your coins together!
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#10 Unread post by CRW82 »

I think your all correct and yeah I don’t like bashing coins together!

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