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 Posted 06/06/2020  02:33 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jpgrajek to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have run across several LMC with this strange "Shine" to the coin. I used a camera lens cloth and gave it the once over but the shine did not diminish at all. The third photo shows an area when the shine is not present. Is this a known technique used for some reason?

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 Posted 06/06/2020  03:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That coin dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin was polished probably.
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 Posted 06/06/2020  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps the coin was lacquered at one point? That spot looks like some sort of ED.
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 Posted 06/06/2020  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A test. Take an average circulated, brown, 'early' Lincoln memorial cent--maybe mid-60s to early 70s. Must be brown, no mint luster. Rub both sides briskly (fast, with pressure) on a triple or quadruple folded cloth--at least 20 seconds each side in a oval pattern. Now look at the coin--chances are good that the cent will have a somewhat glossy sheen to it. This is a test, and a test only. Choose a cent you're not interested in saving.

Again, only a test. NOT recommended for collector coins.
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When I first got into collecting I familiarized myself with what cleaned coins looked like by doing an experiment on different "cleaning" techniques and I'máaround 90% certain that this was cleaned with a tooth brush and dove hand soap.

During my experiment I used random household cleaners and soaps on junk small cents that had different effects, but this one stands out like the dove soap and tooth brush effect, where you have it circled is due to the person missing that spot, but 9x out of 10 the purplish/blue hue is from Hot water and Dove soap IMO.

Long story short, it was cleaned at one point.
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 Posted 06/06/2020  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It could be a carbon spot. Not a plus for a coin. Just a distraction to the coin. As eye appealing as acne. Not a keeper unless your saving copper coins.
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 Posted 06/06/2020  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpgrajek to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks All! I really appreciateit.


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I agree and then I think they tried Lacquered like Coinfrog said.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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As eye appealing as acne.
I do keep all my copper pennies. I was surprised more collectors do not.

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 Posted 06/06/2020  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
you said:

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I used a camera lens cloth and gave it the once over


Don't do that.
Cleaning destroys value with coins.


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