14557Re: Interesting piece of embedded metal
- Sep 1, 2006This link to one I have on a 1911-D in MS 64
Price reflects the Rarity of the Date & the Very high Grade
Rich Schemmer Error Coins
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond"
> I'm curious, have any of you encountered a copper-alloy cent with a
> strip of white metal embedded in the surface which was intrinsic to
> the planchet?
> On page 246 of the 5th edition of Minting Varieties and Errors,
> Herbert presents a picture of a 1944-D cent with a number of whiteare
> metal inclusions. Some of the pieces are elongated while others
> subcircular. A group of three inclusions line up pretty nicely,no
> although I don't know if the transect parallels the grain of the
> coin. While Herbert says the inclusions look like aluminum, I see
> reason to believe him. It's possible it belongs in the samecategory
> as my recently purchased 1948 cent.improper
> --- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond"
> <mdia1@> wrote:
> > Of the two (tin and zinc), I see tin as much more likely. If it
> > zinc it would have oxidized a long time ago to a darker matte
> > Instead, this strip is smooth and shows some luster.
> > The more I study it, the more I lean to an extreme case of
> > alloy mix. But I can't know for sure without a chemical analysis.
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