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1847 Penny, Bluish Tone

 
 
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 Posted 10/19/2019  8:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


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 Posted 10/19/2019  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guessing this has been cleaned and is now re-toning in an unnatural color.
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 Posted 10/19/2019  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it is then someone cleaned it well over100yrs ago. I found it in the ground and cleaned with water and put it in a sleeve about 2yrs ago. It is just as I found it minus the dirt of course. Just thought it was an odd color for a copper penny. I have a few more of a similar era and type that are a pretty brown
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 Posted 10/20/2019  09:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very well preserved for a ground find copper coin. I'd guess the color is the result of long exposure to the particular conditions of the soil. Grade is in the VG range so it must have circulated for some time before being lost.
Very cool find!
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 Posted 10/20/2019  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I always wonder when I see large cents that indicate they were cleaned if it was just someone a hundred years ago that just wanted a shiny penny.
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VG details.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's odd for sure. No way to tell how long it had been in the ground when I found it. I take a spray bottle of water with me when I dig just to knock the alabama red clay dirt off. When I wiped it away and saw blue I was puzzled for a bit and kinda still am hahahaha. One would think these coins would be worth a kid as ransom with the age knocking close to 200yrs old
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Nice find for sure. Put a modern zinc penny in the ground for 170 years. Know what you'll find?






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