> 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
> > steelies and uncirculated copper cents for pressing. We pressed a bunch
> > what we thought were steel cents. We bought them as such and they
> > like them. We first spray the reverses with lacquer to keep the "image"
> > the reverse during while pressing. After pressing, I soak them in
> > 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
> > 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
> > definitely wheat. The year can't be read as the coin is, well, real
> > :-) But the wheat back and the color and it's immunity to a magnet are
> > clear.
> > I didn't weigh it precisely, but, I'd say that it's more like aluminum
> > zinc, but it could be zinc. I can barely see the "liberty" on the
> > 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
> > does
> > > that mean in color or in weight.
> > > If the coin doesn't respond to a magnet, that rules out a 1943 steel
> > > Many cents were coated with mercury. Some were also plated with gold
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > > 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