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Silver 1976 penny

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Hey, new here.

 

I have a 1976 British 1 pence coin that is silver instead of bronze.

It looks like any other penny in every way except for colour, It is definitely not painted or coated.

 

I've looked online for anything similar and came across this article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1201445/Grandmothers-rare-silver-1p-piece-net-thousands.html

My coin looks exactly like the one in that link.

 

Is the article a load of bs or do i have a coin worth a lot of money?

 

I can't upload photos now, but can tomorrow.

 

Does anyone know anything about this particular coin?

 

Thanks

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I suspect it's something done as a school experiment or similar. I see dozens of these each year where people use zinc sulphate to alter the colour of the coins.

 

Here's an example: http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Copper-Pennies-into-Silver-and-Gold-Chemistr/

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Or perhaps it is copper-nickel in composition as these are known & have a few off metal strikes. I also have one that appears to be plated with vanadium, or some other such silver-appearing metal. Weight?

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