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 Posted 07/11/2018  6:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sawyer1989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I am new to coin collecting. My little guy is into it so I'm really trying to figure things out for him . We were going through a coin roll from the bank when we came across this penny. Hoping someone can help. Thank you guys!! :)
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 Posted 07/11/2018  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A larger, sharper pic would help, but I'm guessing it's probably just due to exposure to dirt and finger oils during initial circulation.



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 Posted 07/11/2018  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Adam_E's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the forum! Coins can attract colour from a variety of sources, giving them a variety of colours from dull browns to vibrant pinks, blues, and everywhere in between. But with very extreme exclusions(for example the black beauty Jefferson nickels, which have a rich dark colour to them from being improperly annealed) it achieved the colour it did after being minted.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sawyer1989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry about that very new to this lol. Here is a better picture.

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 Posted 07/11/2018  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I agree that it is an environmental effect that is simply called "toning." The more cents you look at, the more variations in color you will find.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  11:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sawyer1989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I never knew coins could be so interesting. Thank you. You guys have been really helpful and I appreciate it
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 Posted 07/12/2018  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Handling coins with your bare hands adds to the acids and oils that are responsible for those colors.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Within the normal range of toning for a copper cent.

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 Posted 07/13/2018  02:57 am  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's just a normal circulated coin with toning.
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Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
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 Posted 07/13/2018  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you like it, keep it! Buy yourself a couple of coin tubes and put your keepers in it.
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 Posted 07/14/2018  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with 45 years of circulation ... copper reacts to the environment, nice toning
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