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Old 05-12-2008, 05:09 PM
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Came across this penny and it looks very strange. There is no copper coating, and it is 2mm larger than a normal penny. It measures 21mm in diameter, and weighs 2.52 grams. I was hoping someone could tell me something about it. It looks a lot grayer in person.
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It looks like the copper layer has been either chemically or electrically stripped away. However, this maybe a true cent without the copper layer and only in hand analysis will tell the true story.

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It looks like the copper layer has been either chemically or electrically stripped away. However, this maybe a true cent without the copper layer and only in hand analysis will tell the true story.

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Any explaination for the larger size?
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It's probably a "Texas cent". The coin was somehow flattened, possibly by being pounded between two strips of hard leather. For some reason, most Texas cents have had the plating stripped off. This, of course, should make the coin lighter, not heavier. So perhaps it was instead plated over with zinc, and the zinc oxidized. I've seen quite a few other oversized cents that look like this.

Regardless of what was done to the coin, there's no doubt it was tampered with. It is impossible to have proportional expansion of the design on both faces.
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It's probably a "Texas cent". The coin was somehow flattened, possibly by being pounded between two strips of hard leather. For some reason, most Texas cents have had the plating stripped off. This, of course, should make the coin lighter, not heavier. So perhaps it was instead plated over with zinc, and the zinc oxidized. I've seen quite a few other oversized cents that look like this.

Regardless of what was done to the coin, there's no doubt it was tampered with. It is impossible to have proportional expansion of the design on both faces.

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