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Unusual Two-Toned Coin (2008 Dollar)

 
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This 2008 Centenary of Scouting $1 coin caught my eye while noodling. The coin is in very good condition for it's age except for a dull section running down the right hand side of the obverse.



At first I thought that it must have been dipped in something because of the crescent shape but upon closer inspection both the reverse and edge have not been affected.





Any ideas to what may have caused this?


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 Posted 08/11/2020  06:03 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like something large and 12-sided was covering most of the obverse and shielded it from something, but I don't know what. Paint?
Rust?
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It looks like something large and 12-sided was covering most of the obverse and shielded it from something, but I don't know what. Paint?
Rust?


Thanks spruett001 for your input ...now that you mention '12-sided' I can see now this rather than a crescent shape.

It so happens that our 50c coin is now a dodecagon so maybe one of these was partly covering the $1 coin and protected the majority of the coin from some kind of environmental damage.

I don't know what though but it's definitely not rust or paint showing. The coin in my opinion looks like gEF or gXF including the right hand side but minus the newly minted shine.



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 Posted 08/11/2020  08:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't know what though but it's definitely not rust or paint showing.


Perhaps a coin that spent significant time in a water fountain partly covered by another coin?
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Thanks spruett001 for your input ...now that you mention '12-sided' I can see now this rather than a crescent shape.

It so happens that our 50c coin is now a dodecagon so maybe one of these was partly covering the $1 coin and protected the majority of the coin from some kind of environmental damage.


Just had closer look and it can't be a 50c coin, the shadow is more like an octagon rather than a dodecagon.
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Just had closer look and it can't be a 50c coin, the shadow is more like an octagon rather than a dodecagon.


I don't know why I didn't think to try this when spruett001 first made mention of something "12-sided was covering most of the obverse".



It's a perfect fit... thanks for your help!

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Yep, that be the cause - a 50 cent sitting on top of it, "protecting" it from whatever environment the coins were exposed to. A chlorinated pool or fountain seems a reasonable guess.
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It's a perfect fit... thanks for your help!


That looks like a match.
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