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 Posted 12/07/2018  2:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sarge61 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this 2000 D penny in a need a penny take a penny cup. I have searched for another one like it online but haven't found one yet. Does anyone know about or seen one before ?
I did notice that it's struck off center.

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12/07/2018 4:21 pm
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 Posted 12/07/2018  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's been exposed to some unknown environmental condition that's produced this interesting toning.



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 Posted 12/07/2018  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some sort of environmental damage and yes, it is a off centre strike,
not enough to warrant a premium though.
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 Posted 12/07/2018  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@sarge61, first welcome to CCF. Second, yes I agree that the strike was slightly off, but not by enough that it would be worth more than face value. With regard to the toning, it does look pretty cool, but as this is done after leaving the mint (either as an innocent exposure to some chemical or the environment or by someone practing their artificial toning skills), your cent is only worth face value. If you decide to save it, of course don't touch or breath on the fields and preserve it in a 2x2.
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 Posted 12/07/2018  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most collectors would NOT spray this coin with a clear acrylic laquer but I certainly would, to preserve the otherwise transitory nature of nice rainbow toning.

Car manufacturers always protect metallic paint finishes with a clear laquer finish. Paint is much softer than coin metal, and can oxidize faster.

I use a clear hard paint sealant as an extra on both of my metallic finish cars, and I never have to use polish, to retain a showroom finish.


The same sealant works even better for rainbow toned coins. It kills further atmospheric oxidation stone dead.

The sealant can be easily removed with acetone, but I would certainly not do that with the coins I have.
Why remove the protection?
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 Posted 12/07/2018  11:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sarge61 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone, I think I'll clean it to remove any oils and contaminants from handling it and keep it. What ever happened to it left a unique coin. For being 18 years old it dosen't show many signs of being in circulation.
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 Posted 12/08/2018  01:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to CC!

Don't use anything on your coin, best left in its original skin. It appears to have been chemically exposed, looks like ink or marker. Nonetheless, if you like it, keep it. I have a few rolls of toned memorials I've kept. When you search thousands you find interesting stuff now and then. Stuff I hate to throw back into circulation.
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 Posted 12/08/2018  01:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin is just cool looking....keeper!



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