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This Is A 1958 D; Black Beauty?

 
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 Posted 08/10/2022  11:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kook_ds to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this one in my stash of coins. After all I have read on the coin, I am still confused about it.
It has quite a bit of dirt on it and was nervous about trying to it get off.
What do you all think?

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 Posted 08/11/2022  01:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's been buried in the ground a long time (metal detectorist find) or had some other environmental damage to it.

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 Posted 08/11/2022  04:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cooking CuNi coins to red hot can turn them almost jet black.
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 Posted 08/11/2022  04:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF and I agree with environmental damage.Also,as a general rule:never clean coins unless you know what you are doing.
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 Posted 08/11/2022  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Black maybe, but not a beauty.



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 Posted 08/11/2022  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the community.
No, environmentally damaged.
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 Posted 08/11/2022  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , Sorry not a Black Beauty , keep searching .

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 Posted 08/11/2022  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Black beauty is due to annealing. Your coin become black due to dirt and environment. Also I see become to be green what is the Cu killer with no comeback. Sorry. Keep looking for.
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 Posted 08/12/2022  07:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental damage, welcome to the Community.
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 Posted 08/12/2022  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see the BLACK part!!!! Where's the BEAUTY part?

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 Posted 08/12/2022  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add datadragon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the discoloration is from environment as the alloy used for nickels and the outer clad layers on dimes, quarters, and halves are susceptible to environmental damage also resulting in a darker appearance. Unless you are getting them from mint bags or rolls it would be hard to know exactly what its been exposed to during its circulation and would no longer have some of the mint luster.

Black beauty nickels seem to be the result of improper annealment, the process by which planchets are heated to prepare them for striking. It seems these nickels were left in the furnace a bit too long, producing a darker color that can range from gunmetal gray to jet black. Some also think they may have an improper alloy mix. Improper annealment can be found in all denominations actually, but 1959 nickels are particularly known for this error.

Also Denver coins apparently are not usually found with improper alloy mix.
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 Posted 08/15/2022  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kook_ds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the info. I agree, not much beauty in this one:)
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