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 Posted 03/20/2019  06:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I have seen quite a few people talking about cents, mainly LWC, being fully "red." I know it's referring to the shine and the color but why are "full red" cents considered much more valuable? Is it part of the grading system in some way?

I'm just curious and want to improve my knowledge relating to grading cents, since they are my main focus point at the moment.

Thank you
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 Posted 03/20/2019  08:54 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Full red has more eye appeal, and more originality
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 Posted 03/20/2019  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A fully red cent is in it's intended original state.
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 Posted 03/20/2019  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A red cent has more value because it is more Mint State condition than a brown cent . Full red cents are sort after by collectors because they are harder to find in that state .If a all brown cent is not razor sharp it could be seen as a circulated coin by new collectors . RB (red& brown) can also be a problem for newbies .
Long story short ,if you have a Full Red MS-67 or better Cent with no hits ,scratches or blemishes , have it sent in for grading and will be worth a lot more than an average red cent .
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 Posted 03/20/2019  09:15 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with both of the statements above.
Also, full red is scarcer = less supply = more valuable.
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 Posted 03/20/2019  09:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great to know! Thank you all, but how does a inexperienced collector identify FULL red cents in LWC's?

Heres a couple more questions:

Is a full red cent still valuable if it is found in LMC's?
If a LWC has "most of it's red showing, and is around AU state, between the dates 1940-1958, is it worth putting in a 2x2 flip? Or should it just be put in an album?
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 Posted 03/20/2019  09:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep a set of RD LWC's in my two Danscos. I do keep mostly RD and full RD 40's and 50's in separate rolls, but not in individual 2x2s. Pre 40's RB(red-brown) and RD coins I do keep in 2x2's if I have spares not in a Dansco.

"Full red" is defined as having 95% or more of the original "red" copper color from the mint. Something like that anyway...
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 Posted 03/20/2019  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A full red cent in a Dansco will start to tone over time. Best to keep them air tight to preserve full red luster.
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 Posted 03/20/2019  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Should I preserve the "mostly red cents" with a 2x2 flip holder? Or should I just put them in an album? Which would be the best move since there not full red?
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 Posted 03/20/2019  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Air tight holder of some type. Albums allow air and moisture in not to mention sliding the clear window across the coin leaves hairline scratches.
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 Posted 03/20/2019  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Air tight you say, are these good to use?


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 Posted 03/20/2019  11:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a 2x2 cardboard holder . Air tights are non PVC plastic . snaps closed ,recommended for long term storage . But don't go crazy and thinking you can buy a couple of hundred of them , they are a little expensive .
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 Posted 03/20/2019  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes they seem a bit pricey, alright thanks! Do the air tights fit in "regular" binders?
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 Posted 03/20/2019  11:58 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No they don't
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
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 Posted 03/20/2019  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well...hm, is there anything I can use that will still secure the coin airtight along with fitting in a binder? Cause I would love to put my coins in a binder because there easier to store along with them looking for "neat."
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 Posted 03/21/2019  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are air-tite and cointain albums available in different styles.also check out the Lighthouse albums.
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