Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Post by Robert Hof » Thu, 24 May 2001 12:49:33



Greetings;

My daughter has a Lincoln obverse WHEAT reverse US cent that is not copper
and is not steel.  I'm sure of these observations.

Not magnetic
Wheat outline on reverse (possitive)
Could have had a light copper "wash" or plating at one time.  Very faint
copper color on surface.
Not copper.  Too light.  Color of metal is gray / silver.

I'm stumped!

Can you identify the coin?

Thanks in advance, please post to the NG.

Bob

 
 
 

Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Post by BobbySh » Thu, 24 May 2001 13:20:03


Quote:
>Greetings;

>My daughter has a Lincoln obverse WHEAT reverse US cent that is not copper
>and is not steel.  I'm sure of these observations.

>Not magnetic
>Wheat outline on reverse (possitive)
>Could have had a light copper "wash" or plating at one time.  Very faint
>copper color on surface.
>Not copper.  Too light.  Color of metal is gray / silver.

>I'm stumped!

>Can you identify the coin?

>Thanks in advance, please post to the NG.

>Bob

No comments on what may be up with your coin, but you've been very thorough in
describing everything about the coin, except for probably the most important
detail for anyone here helping you... the date of the coin....

Just a thought,
Robert Shaw (wow... now THAT'S a run-on sentence!)

 
 
 

Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Post by Paul Mille » Thu, 24 May 2001 15:49:39



Quote:
> >Greetings;

> >My daughter has a Lincoln obverse WHEAT reverse US cent that is not
copper
> >and is not steel.  I'm sure of these observations.

> >Not magnetic
> >Wheat outline on reverse (possitive)
> >Could have had a light copper "wash" or plating at one time.  Very faint
> >copper color on surface.
> >Not copper.  Too light.  Color of metal is gray / silver.

> >I'm stumped!

> >Can you identify the coin?

> >Thanks in advance, please post to the NG.

> No comments on what may be up with your coin, but you've been very
thorough in
> describing everything about the coin, except for probably the most
important
> detail for anyone here helping you... the date of the coin....

Well, since he says it's not steel and does not appear to be copper or
bronze, obviously it isn't another 1943 copper cent wannabe.  My guess would
be it's a common date wheatie that's acquired some interesting toning or a
plating (possibly mercury-- I'd dispose of it if it feels greasy to the
touch) of some sort.  A picture would help, but without one, that's my best
guess.
 
 
 

Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Post by Dr. Richard L. Hal » Thu, 24 May 2001 21:41:32


It would be helpful to know the date.  When you say the coin is "light" does
that mean in color or in weight.

If the coin doesn't respond to a magnet, that rules out a 1943 steel cent.

Many cents were coated with mercury.  Some were also plated with gold or
silver.  Of course, these happened outside of the mint.  That is a possible
explanation.

It could also be a cent struck on a planchet intended for a foreign coin.
It would help to know the size and wieght.

--
Richard
  ANA# R-176949
  http://hometown.aol.com/richlhphd
  http://home.netcom.com/~richlh

Minor Errors: http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors.htm

http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors2.htm
The 200-P Dime:
http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//2000-D_10c_date.htm
Large and Small Date Lincolns:

http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Large_and_Small_Dates.htm

RCC FAQ:
http://www.telesphere.com/ts/coins/faq2.html


Quote:
> Greetings;

> My daughter has a Lincoln obverse WHEAT reverse US cent that is not copper
> and is not steel.  I'm sure of these observations.

> Not magnetic
> Wheat outline on reverse (possitive)
> Could have had a light copper "wash" or plating at one time.  Very faint
> copper color on surface.
> Not copper.  Too light.  Color of metal is gray / silver.

> I'm stumped!

> Can you identify the coin?

> Thanks in advance, please post to the NG.

> Bob

 
 
 

Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Post by Robert Hof » Fri, 25 May 2001 09:17:45


Hi All!

Well, it's embarrassing.
I don't know the date because the coin was elongated. :-(
Wait!  Don't think that! :-)
You see, my daughter and I press coins and trade them.  We buy "junk box"
steelies and uncirculated copper cents for pressing.  We pressed a bunch of
what we thought were steel cents.  We bought them as such and they looked
like them. We first spray the reverses with lacquer to keep the "image" of
the reverse during while pressing.  After pressing, I soak them in thinner
to remove the lacquer from the reverse of the elongated coin.  To remove
them from the thinner, I use a magnet.  It would not pick one of them up.  I
got it out of the jar and thought it must be a zinc cent with the copper
removed.  But, the reverse of the coin, still "preserved" by the lacquer is
definitely wheat.  The year can't be read as the coin is, well, real flat.
:-)  But the wheat back and the color and it's immunity to a magnet are very
clear.
I didn't weigh it precisely, but, I'd say that it's more like aluminum than
zinc, but it could be zinc.  I can barely see the "liberty" on the obverse
and very faintly the "19" but not the year.
It's truly a mystery coin to us!

Your help in identifying it is very much appreciated.

Happy collecting,
Bob



Quote:
> It would be helpful to know the date.  When you say the coin is "light"
does
> that mean in color or in weight.

> If the coin doesn't respond to a magnet, that rules out a 1943 steel cent.

> Many cents were coated with mercury.  Some were also plated with gold or
> silver.  Of course, these happened outside of the mint.  That is a
possible
> explanation.

> It could also be a cent struck on a planchet intended for a foreign coin.
> It would help to know the size and wieght.

> --
> Richard
>   ANA# R-176949
>   http://hometown.aol.com/richlhphd
>   http://home.netcom.com/~richlh

> Minor Errors: http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors.htm

> http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors2.htm
> The 200-P Dime:
> http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//2000-D_10c_date.htm
> Large and Small Date Lincolns:

> http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Large_and_Small_Dates.htm

> RCC FAQ:
> http://www.telesphere.com/ts/coins/faq2.html



> > Greetings;

> > My daughter has a Lincoln obverse WHEAT reverse US cent that is not
copper
> > and is not steel.  I'm sure of these observations.

> > Not magnetic
> > Wheat outline on reverse (possitive)
> > Could have had a light copper "wash" or plating at one time.  Very faint
> > copper color on surface.
> > Not copper.  Too light.  Color of metal is gray / silver.

> > I'm stumped!

> > Can you identify the coin?

> > Thanks in advance, please post to the NG.

> > Bob

 
 
 

Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Post by Bill Krumme » Fri, 25 May 2001 10:12:44


Robert, under the circumstances, you may not want to know what the coin is
(er, was).  It's value is now that of an elongated cent, period.  Unless I
enjoyed pain, I would not want to know that I had elongated a error cent
that had been worth $XX or $XXX.   Bill


Quote:
> Hi All!

> Well, it's embarrassing.
> I don't know the date because the coin was elongated. :-(
> Wait!  Don't think that! :-)
> You see, my daughter and I press coins and trade them.  We buy "junk box"
> steelies and uncirculated copper cents for pressing.  We pressed a bunch
of
> what we thought were steel cents.  We bought them as such and they looked
> like them. We first spray the reverses with lacquer to keep the "image" of
> the reverse during while pressing.  After pressing, I soak them in thinner
> to remove the lacquer from the reverse of the elongated coin.  To remove
> them from the thinner, I use a magnet.  It would not pick one of them up.
I
> got it out of the jar and thought it must be a zinc cent with the copper
> removed.  But, the reverse of the coin, still "preserved" by the lacquer
is
> definitely wheat.  The year can't be read as the coin is, well, real flat.
> :-)  But the wheat back and the color and it's immunity to a magnet are
very
> clear.
> I didn't weigh it precisely, but, I'd say that it's more like aluminum
than
> zinc, but it could be zinc.  I can barely see the "liberty" on the obverse
> and very faintly the "19" but not the year.
> It's truly a mystery coin to us!

> Your help in identifying it is very much appreciated.

> Happy collecting,
> Bob



> > It would be helpful to know the date.  When you say the coin is "light"
> does
> > that mean in color or in weight.

> > If the coin doesn't respond to a magnet, that rules out a 1943 steel
cent.

> > Many cents were coated with mercury.  Some were also plated with gold or
> > silver.  Of course, these happened outside of the mint.  That is a
> possible
> > explanation.

> > It could also be a cent struck on a planchet intended for a foreign
coin.
> > It would help to know the size and wieght.

> > --
> > Richard
> >   ANA# R-176949
> >   http://hometown.aol.com/richlhphd
> >   http://home.netcom.com/~richlh

> > Minor Errors: http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors.htm

> > http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors2.htm
> > The 200-P Dime:
> > http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//2000-D_10c_date.htm
> > Large and Small Date Lincolns:

> > http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Large_and_Small_Dates.htm

> > RCC FAQ:
> > http://www.telesphere.com/ts/coins/faq2.html



> > > Greetings;

> > > My daughter has a Lincoln obverse WHEAT reverse US cent that is not
> copper
> > > and is not steel.  I'm sure of these observations.

> > > Not magnetic
> > > Wheat outline on reverse (possitive)
> > > Could have had a light copper "wash" or plating at one time.  Very
faint
> > > copper color on surface.
> > > Not copper.  Too light.  Color of metal is gray / silver.

> > > I'm stumped!

> > > Can you identify the coin?

> > > Thanks in advance, please post to the NG.

> > > Bob

 
 
 

Can't identify type of Lincon Cent

Post by Robert Hof » Fri, 25 May 2001 23:48:34


Hi Bill and fellow NG members!

How true! :-)
But, like in the Clint Eastwood movie...
"I just gotsta know" :-)
And, it's driving us nutz.  Can't find anyone that believes what they are
looking at.
On the bright side (if I can use the word bright here :-), we only paid
three cents for it and it did make a real nice elongated coin!

Happy collecting,
Bob


Quote:
> Robert, under the circumstances, you may not want to know what the coin is
> (er, was).  It's value is now that of an elongated cent, period.  Unless I
> enjoyed pain, I would not want to know that I had elongated a error cent
> that had been worth $XX or $XXX.   Bill



> > Hi All!

> > Well, it's embarrassing.
> > I don't know the date because the coin was elongated. :-(
> > Wait!  Don't think that! :-)
> > You see, my daughter and I press coins and trade them.  We buy "junk
box"
> > steelies and uncirculated copper cents for pressing.  We pressed a bunch
> of
> > what we thought were steel cents.  We bought them as such and they
looked
> > like them. We first spray the reverses with lacquer to keep the "image"
of
> > the reverse during while pressing.  After pressing, I soak them in
thinner
> > to remove the lacquer from the reverse of the elongated coin.  To remove
> > them from the thinner, I use a magnet.  It would not pick one of them
up.
> I
> > got it out of the jar and thought it must be a zinc cent with the copper
> > removed.  But, the reverse of the coin, still "preserved" by the lacquer
> is
> > definitely wheat.  The year can't be read as the coin is, well, real
flat.
> > :-)  But the wheat back and the color and it's immunity to a magnet are
> very
> > clear.
> > I didn't weigh it precisely, but, I'd say that it's more like aluminum
> than
> > zinc, but it could be zinc.  I can barely see the "liberty" on the
obverse
> > and very faintly the "19" but not the year.
> > It's truly a mystery coin to us!

> > Your help in identifying it is very much appreciated.

> > Happy collecting,
> > Bob



> > > It would be helpful to know the date.  When you say the coin is
"light"
> > does
> > > that mean in color or in weight.

> > > If the coin doesn't respond to a magnet, that rules out a 1943 steel
> cent.

> > > Many cents were coated with mercury.  Some were also plated with gold
or
> > > silver.  Of course, these happened outside of the mint.  That is a
> > possible
> > > explanation.

> > > It could also be a cent struck on a planchet intended for a foreign
> coin.
> > > It would help to know the size and wieght.

> > > --
> > > Richard
> > >   ANA# R-176949
> > >   http://hometown.aol.com/richlhphd
> > >   http://home.netcom.com/~richlh

> > > Minor Errors: http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors.htm

> > > http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//Errors2.htm
> > > The 200-P Dime:
> > > http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Errors//2000-D_10c_date.htm
> > > Large and Small Date Lincolns:

> > > http://home.netcom.com/~richlh/Coins/Large_and_Small_Dates.htm

> > > RCC FAQ:
> > > http://www.telesphere.com/ts/coins/faq2.html



> > > > Greetings;

> > > > My daughter has a Lincoln obverse WHEAT reverse US cent that is not
> > copper
> > > > and is not steel.  I'm sure of these observations.

> > > > Not magnetic
> > > > Wheat outline on reverse (possitive)
> > > > Could have had a light copper "wash" or plating at one time.  Very
> faint
> > > > copper color on surface.
> > > > Not copper.  Too light.  Color of metal is gray / silver.

> > > > I'm stumped!

> > > > Can you identify the coin?

> > > > Thanks in advance, please post to the NG.

> > > > Bob