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1979 Good Condition Penny ... Yay Or Nay!

 
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 Posted 01/20/2020  04:25 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bamagama to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I happened upon this pretty penny, saw in a couch collectible YouTube video that in mint state it sold for quite a lot!
There's some scratches on this one for sure but other than that it looks pretty good... not sure if that depreciates it enough to be just a cool to look at penny or what :)

Thanks for any input!

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 Posted 01/20/2020  05:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't believe everything you see on the tube. It would have to grade MS68 or higher to be worth slabbing http://www.numismedia.com/rarecoinp...proof=&plus= and your coin does not grade that high. I am not great at grading so I won't. You should also crop and rotate photos properly before posting and I think you posted in the wrong section?
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 Posted 01/20/2020  07:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
True , not a contender for TPG but it's a nice red copper Cent . I would hold on to it and put into a 2x2 .
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 Posted 01/20/2020  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say that obverse oxidation spot holds it to 62 or 63.
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 Posted 01/20/2020  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin, okay for a 2x2, perhaps MS62+. I have at least 75 of these in similar condition in storage. Maybe I've missed something!
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 Posted 01/20/2020  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possible finger prints left of UNITED on the Reverse.
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 Posted 01/20/2020  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bamagama to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coop, the finger prints thing you mentioned; I gently washed this penny and dried it with a microfiber towel quite well, and those still show up, but only visible when looking at it at a certain angle. They don't seem to have any texture to them so perhaps just a weird stain!

Also thanks for the input so far everyone! I'll be sure to rotate the pictures properly next time, and my bad! Didn't mean to post this in the incorrect area
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01/20/2020 10:14 pm
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 Posted 01/20/2020  10:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please don't clean your coins at all. A hands-off distilled water bath allowed to air dry would be ok, but everything else... please don't do it or you are damaging your coin.

I agree this coin isn't bad for it's now 41 year old date, but problems (including your cleaning), fingerprints and scratches hold the grading down. A good keeper, and hopefully a lesson learned... please don't clean your coins. Please?

And please work on your photography posting skills... your lighting and size are ok, but you need to learn how to crop your images AND orient them correctly so we don't have to crank our necks to look at your coin.
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