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1946 D Wheat Back Gold

 
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 Posted 01/20/2022  02:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Grushna to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey ccf so I have this weird color cent it's the color of gold and it weighs 2.9 g can you tell me what causes this or is it a wrong metal



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 Posted 01/20/2022  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Harshly cleaned and looks bright copper not gold.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  06:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mint spec was 3.11 g, but including the mint tolerance and the amount of lost metal due to heavy circulation wear, I think that the weight is ok. If it was made from solid gold, it would be much heavier. More likely the odd color is just toning or someone doing some aftermarket plating.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You only have a reading to 1 decimal point so with a + - tolerance of .13 g
and with the wear and corrosion on your coin, your probably not that far off.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like old plating that is wearing off, but if it were plated, wouldn't it be heavier? But with older coins, the metal content can make them look brassy or bronze. I think it is a worn polished cent.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  07:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly the result of a worn plating (or metallic paint) job--plating or paint being thin to begin with and wearing off. If coins could talk.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking it was a buried coin at one time and then harshly cleaned.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it was placed in Acid for awhile maybe after plating .

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 Posted 01/20/2022  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't be surprised to learn this has an older plating wearing off. It's in rough shape for sure. I agree looks harshly cleaned, maybe related to the acid bath it appears to have been soaked in. No premium on this one, sorry.
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