1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

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Finspotter
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1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by Finspotter » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:38 pm

I have owned this 1975 Canadian all-zinc 1 cent coin for most of my life and didn't think much of it until now. It's not a steel cent because it's not magnetic. It's as shiny as a nickel. See attached photos. I have searched everywhere online for the same and I came up empty. Can someone tell me if it's something special?
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john1000
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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by john1000 » Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:02 am

Need a weight, could be struck on a dime

Finspotter
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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by Finspotter » Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:47 am

Dimensional-wise, both are exact. Weight-wise, I can't tell. See more pics...
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The cent is under the dime, and it's larger
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Shiny like the 5 cent coins
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Bill in Burl
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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by Bill in Burl » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:25 am

Is it plated or washed with something, like maybe chrome? Have you tried to gently scratch the edge of the coin to see if it's solid?
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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by GBELEC » Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:27 am

That would be my guess as well, someone has made changes to the coin after it left the mint.

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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by troubadour » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:10 pm

tin is often used to silver-plate coins. just a dip and it does the trick

what's the weight? looks like dipped. not a wrong planchet

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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by henrysmedford » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:49 am

Here’s a great video on how to make those. See—
https://youtu.be/_g_ml8tAnWE

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by Bill in Burl » Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:52 am

What a great video! tks
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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by Jim J » Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:35 pm

Pretty simple trick, thanks

Finspotter
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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by Finspotter » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:14 am

Bill in Burl wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:25 am
Is it plated or washed with something, like maybe chrome? Have you tried to gently scratch the edge of the coin to see if it's solid?
Many years ago, I scratched the surface just above, and to the left of "19." It doesn't show darker copper underneath. I am not disagreeing with the video/comments below. Just hoping for something special.

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Re: 1975 Canadian 1 Cent All Zinc?

Post by pmcoins » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:35 pm

See if you can get the cooin XRF'ed. That would give you the composition.

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