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 Posted 08/14/2019  3:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jpmind to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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How does this happen or is it common for a penny to look blue?

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 Posted 08/14/2019  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Improper cleaning is most likely the cause.
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 Posted 08/14/2019  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. Copper can take on an amazing range of colors, especially if cleaned - including greens and teals.



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 Posted 08/14/2019  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper tones in almost all colors. That's a keeper!
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 Posted 08/15/2019  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Went through the laundry maybe ?
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 Posted 08/15/2019  12:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Copper tones in almost all colors. That's a keeper!
Agreed. Nice find!
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 Posted 08/16/2019  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jmkendall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a few naturally toned blue cents
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 Posted 08/17/2019  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Exposure to Ferric Nitrate and Sodium Thiosulfate in hot solution will turn bronze cents geenish blue.
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 Posted 08/17/2019  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper can have some really nice colors in toning. Here's one with blue, pink, purple and brown and a nice grease filled reverse.

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 Posted 08/17/2019  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Blue happens !



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 Posted 08/17/2019  11:37 pm  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
Environmental factors can also cause this weird toning as well.
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 Posted 08/18/2019  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most of the blue ones are from being in a Whitman book and only the reverse is affected:

Sometimes they also affect the obverses as well.
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