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Odd looking Lincoln penny

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Curious to hear opinions on this penny I found in pocket change. Its color is gray/pewter and it has what looks like doubling with raised bumps in sort of a vertical streak. I've never seen anything like it. Is it counterfeit or some strange error?


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It looks to me like the copper plating has been removed. Maybe somebody doing a science experiment.

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1 hour ago, JayInTX said:

... The raised bumps made me think it was something else - wouldn't expect to find that under the copper.

Actually, raised bumps under the copper plating are very common on 1982 and later cents.

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