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1958-D Wheat Penny (Red?)

 
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 Posted 02/09/2020  5:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Spock to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
i know a little bit about wheat pennys but I have one in particular that has a mostly red surface front and back. why is this? what makes a Wheat penny red like that and what does it do to its value?

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 Posted 02/09/2020  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
honestly if anyone could shoot me an email and help me look at the 14 wheat pennys, and my newly aqquired Buffalo nickle that I have I would forever be in your debt. who knows, if I have something thats worth alot ill give you a cut! :P
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 Posted 02/09/2020  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrisof4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please post pictures of the front and back of the coin. Start a new thread for each coin. Thanks and to the forum!
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 Posted 02/10/2020  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Check BrandaBob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BrandaBob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


A red cent simply means it still retains it's original mint luster as a result of minimal circulation. Red wheats, though not rare, are still pretty cool finds nonetheless
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 Posted 02/10/2020  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. The term "red" refers to a copper coin which exhibits vibrant red/orange color on both sides. Only uncirculated, or mint state as they are called, coins are classified as such. As to a higher value, this is generally the rule as most collectors seek out only those designated red. Note that common, high mintage specimens only see a slight increase over brown/red brown while key dates have a much higher value comparatively.
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 Posted 02/10/2020  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We need to see some photos. Some well-circulated wheat cents can be found with a dull/matte brick red appearance--not to be confused with the mint state 'red' term. Gotta see a pic or two.
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 Posted 02/11/2020  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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I suspect the coin in question is TONED red and not actually mint red. It's fairly common to see that reddish toning.
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As so many have already said, we need photos.
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without pictures hard to say anything.
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