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  1. #1

    Dec 2014
    9
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    1960 silver penny? Coin roll hunt!

    Well, found this while hunting!

    Anyone know what it is?


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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    Garrett GTI 2500 Garrett AT Gold
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    It's plated.
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    2019 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..76
    Buffalos..0
    war nickels.0
    Silv Dimes...-0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walker 0
    Bens- 0
    Kenn. 90%- 0
    Kenn. 40%- 0
    Proof- 0
    Silv. Proof -0
    Commemorative-0/0

  3. #3

    Dec 2014
    9
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    How can you tell?

  4. #4

    Dec 2014
    9
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Either way, this box was good to me. 54 BU 1960 Pennies, 22 wheats, 3/4 of the box was copper, and a lot of BU random dates

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    Garrett GTI 2500 Garrett AT Gold
    6,205
    2383 times
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    That's a very good box! Honestly though, what else could it be?
    HH
    enamel7
    2019 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..76
    Buffalos..0
    war nickels.0
    Silv Dimes...-0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walker 0
    Bens- 0
    Kenn. 90%- 0
    Kenn. 40%- 0
    Proof- 0
    Silv. Proof -0
    Commemorative-0/0

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2006
    NEPA
    Tejon, Cibola, T2
    2,127
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    I agree, it has been plated.

  7. #7

    Feb 2013
    957
    517 times
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    That plated penny would have made me so mad. I would have thought that I found my first steel cent.

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    Could be a proof coin.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    Garrett GTI 2500 Garrett AT Gold
    6,205
    2383 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Proofs aren't silver.
    2019 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..76
    Buffalos..0
    war nickels.0
    Silv Dimes...-0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walker 0
    Bens- 0
    Kenn. 90%- 0
    Kenn. 40%- 0
    Proof- 0
    Silv. Proof -0
    Commemorative-0/0

  10. #10

    Dec 2014
    9
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    After some research, I found out this:

    In 1960 some pennies were struck with Dime planchets. I'll have to test it for silver. If it turns out to be silver, it's worth $1000.

  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    Garrett GTI 2500 Garrett AT Gold
    6,205
    2383 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    If that were the case there would be very weak details and a very thin coin, dime thickness actually. I don't see this on your coin. It's simply a plated coin.
    2019 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..76
    Buffalos..0
    war nickels.0
    Silv Dimes...-0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walker 0
    Bens- 0
    Kenn. 90%- 0
    Kenn. 40%- 0
    Proof- 0
    Silv. Proof -0
    Commemorative-0/0

  12. #12

    Feb 2013
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    1164 times
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    dude - it's plated. dont waste your time. If there was a chance for it to be silver doing a scratch test or acid test would damage the coin and make it worth less.
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  13. #13
    us
    Wonderbread (Nickname)

    Apr 2013
    Mid-Atlantic Region
    Ace-250
    1,010
    236 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I agree with enamel. I have a coin that looks exactly like that and was plated with mercury. Take a look... Zinc Penny

  14. #14
    us
    MUD(S.W.A.T)

    Apr 2005
    Location: Undisclosed
    I use, Whites MXT and Garrett AT Pro.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Yeah,

    Lots of people were coating coins with mercury in the 60's... I would not handle that coin and wash your hands well after handling it. Mercury is poisonous !

    Keep @ it and HH !!
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  15. #15

    Jan 2005
    Western PA
    CTX 3030
    870
    1235 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Coldestfrost View Post
    After some research, I found out this:

    In 1960 some pennies were struck with Dime planchets. I'll have to test it for silver. If it turns out to be silver, it's worth $1000.
    What's more likely....that it's a $1000 error coin that's been in circulation for 55 years unnoticed, or that it's zinc plated? Zinc plating pennies is one of the most common lab experiments done in introductory chemistry classes in both high school and college. I do this with my students every year. Heat it up on your stove and it'll turn to a brass plating.
    - Jeff -

    Paying off my detector one penny at a time

 

 
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