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2000 P Sacagawea Dollar. Not sure what I am looking at.  
 

 
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My wife knows I love coins and an older lady came in to where she works and paid a lady with dollar coins, all kinds actually. My wife then decided to buy them and bring them home to me. There is one that stuck out like a sore thumb and it was one of the 2000 P Sacagawea dollar coins. I have looked at hundreds of these but this one has a mirror finish unlike any I have ever seen. It weighs 8.1 gms and if by chance this may be a Goodacre dollar you can see that it has ben circulated. I know the chances of this being one is extremely remote due do the fact they are all documented. Could possibly a few others with the proof like finish been minted? Insight please. I do apologize as the pics DO NOT due this coin justice. I set a normal 2000 P side by side and snapped a couple of pics.

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Possible, but seems pretty unlikely as you have noted. I can't tell from your pics if the surface is really "proof-like". Have you looked at this prior CCF thread with pics and a link?

http://goccf.com/t/205800
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Spence, I have not but sure will. You can literally see yourself from both sides of this coin. Again, I sincerely apologize for the pics not doing this coin justice.
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The coins are from Philadelphia. Not proof ones this year. They would have an 'S' on them if they we're proof coins.
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 Posted 05/17/2018  06:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Goodacre coins were minted in Philadelphia. My question is could this possibly be one out of its plastic holder or could there have been more minted than the 5000 awarded to Mrs. Goodacre?
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I believe I now know what caused this. After some serious magnification I am of the firm belief that this coin is the victim of a jewelers buffer wheel. The GG is shallow and the bottom of the serifs on Liberty show signs of buffing. Whoever did this halfway knew what they were doing. One other thing that tipped me off is I went and recalibrated my scales and this coin weighs 7.98 grams. The color is extremely white in contrast to the gold toned normal dollar. I believe the heat generated from the buffer wheel changed the natural toning of this coin.
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The one on the left appears to have been polished.
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The one on the left appears to have been polished.


And all this time I thought he considered the coin on the right to be the special one. :)
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After some serious magnification I am of the firm belief that this coin is the victim of a jewelers buffer wheel.


Ok very nice--thanks for following up with the answer!
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I think it was buffed out (polished) with something.
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Jim, thanks for posting this. It's the first time I've seen a coin discolored from buffing.

There seems to be no end to what people will do to coins.
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Probably soaked in saliva. That will turn a coin a darker color.

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Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

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