1962 Canadian Penny

momofjbsl
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1962 Canadian Penny

Postby momofjbsl » Fri May 06, 2016 1:56 pm

Whilst going through some of the coins we have saved I came across a 1962 penny that is the exact colour of a nickel. Did someone just dip in it something? I'm attaching the best pics I could get.

Thanks for your help.

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Bill in Burl
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Re: 1962 Canadian Penny

Postby Bill in Burl » Fri May 06, 2016 3:28 pm

It looks plated. But it can also be a high school science experiment where kids dipped the coins in mercury and they turn out like that. Mercury EATS gold, so keep jewelry away from it.
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momofjbsl
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Re: 1962 Canadian Penny

Postby momofjbsl » Fri May 06, 2016 5:41 pm

Thanks so much for your prompt answer, Bill. I learned something. :)

Lobster
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Re: 1962 Canadian Penny

Postby Lobster » Fri May 13, 2016 5:42 pm

:Rechercher: :Rechercher:
momofjbsl wrote:Whilst going through some of the coins we have saved I came across a 1962 penny that is the exact colour of a nickel. Did someone just dip in it something? I'm attaching the best pics I could get.

Thanks for your help.

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did use ever have a 1954 nickel with far and near leaf ,i just sent one to errorman hope to hear back soon

momofjbsl
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Re: 1962 Canadian Penny

Postby momofjbsl » Fri May 13, 2016 5:52 pm

No, I don't believe so.

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Re: 1962 Canadian Penny

Postby pjrsaultstemarie » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:41 pm

Great thing to know that gold and mercury are enemies--thanks for the information :D


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