Its a 1998 D penny idk whats it made of

LilOne89

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Its a 1998 D penny i have no idea what its made of though
 
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It is 97.5% zinc with a thin 2.5% copper coating. I can not see your coin very well for picture so blurry. But likely the copper coating is gone or well worn
 

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I got one once that someone had apparently applied a thin layer of
chrome to, likely with electrolysis.
Maybe your penny is similar - a coin someone applied an additional layer to.
 

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1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard LilOne89!
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2nd - Nice find LilOne89.
 

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Welcome aboard. We did science experiments in grade school coating pennies by soaking them in something. I don't remember exactly what but they came out looking gold and silver depending on the solution. My guess is it's one of those that was experimented on.
 

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