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WJBurr wrote at 2011-12-30 03:01:07
I have found a 1987 penny with no copper also. There is a slight bit of copper on the edge which my dad says indicates it is a mint error. Is this true?


araceli wrote at 2013-02-20 21:51:13
hi i collect old coins from many places and i just found a white 1987 D penny! wow !  how weird is that ?? is someone can give any imformation about this one ! thank you .


lynn larson wrote at 2013-09-27 07:44:59
My uncle just found a 1987 d minted penny too.... So if you can't tell if it was a error or if some one scraped the copper off then how do you really know if it was an error to begin with? To me its a lose lose penny.


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Jim Lawniczak

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I will answer your questions about encased coins (lucky pennies), which are advertising and event tokens with coins, unually cents, struck with the token.

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Long time collector of encased coins and author of several articles on encased coins.

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TAMS, ECI (Encased Collectors International)

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TAMS -- several articles on encased coins, in particular the encased coins of the 1901 Buffalo Pan American Exposition
Casement -- many articles on encased coins

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