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Hey Fellas, Could Use A Little Help Here. 44d And 45p Wheat Cents. Toning?

 
 
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 Posted 07/13/2019  06:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Datguyy77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Dont know whats up with these wheat cents. One has an off white tint and the other is completely black.is that normal?



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 Posted 07/13/2019  07:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The environment can play havoc on copper coins .
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is that normal?


Certainly not that unusual. These two examples are perhaps close to the extremes in terms of difference in color, but we see similar coloration on Wheat Cents fairly often here on CCF.
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Are they worth keeping? They both came from an old bu box I got from the bank
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Well, some people save wheat cents as a matter of course, while others throw them back to seed the interest of another generation of collectors. For picked over, common dates they are worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 3x-5x face value.
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 Posted 07/13/2019  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have some Germany zinc coins which are that color. Since this coin is only one year away from the 1943 zinc pennies is it possibly also zinc?

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 Posted 07/13/2019  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper takes on all kinds of colors from different environments.



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Because of wartime copper demands, the 1944, 1945, and most 1946 cents were struck on stock made from recycled spent shell cases. This resulted in a slight composition change. Pre-1943 and post-1946 cents were 95% Cu and 5% Sn-Zn. The 1944-46 shell case cents were 95% Cu 5% Zn (no Tin). This sometimes results in different toning for the shell case dates. It is common, the coins are common, and there is no premium value for the dates.
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Interesting toning, but not unusual. Cheers
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Environmental Damage/toning.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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