Thanks All! I really appreciateit.
That Coin Dude
I agree and then I think they tried Lacquered like Coinfrog said.
Perhaps the coin was lacquered at one point? That spot looks like some sort of ED.
I am thinking the same thing. I tried acetone and a regular cloth and it did not affect the shine. It actually felt rough.
A test. Take an average circulated, brown, 'early' Lincoln memorial cent
I did your test and it does have a shine just not nearly as much as this coin. Rubbing a coin like you suggested is not easy.
When I first got into collecting I familiarized myself with what cleaned coins looked like
Good idea, I have no shortage of coins to try this with.
As eye appealing as acne.
I do keep all my copper pennies. I was surprised more collectors do not.