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 Posted 08/12/2020  6:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lara2323 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
1982 D Large Date Penny
New to coin hunting please let me know why this is so orange Tinted and shiny? The rest are dull brown or brown red. Is it just the red version? Is this in a good enough condition to grade and sell? Thank you for your feed back have a wonderful day!


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 Posted 08/12/2020  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper turns many colors under different environmental conditions. This is an extremely common coin and not worth having graded.



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Under the right environmental conditions bronze will tone to an attractive rich gold color.
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You happened upon a coin that has not seen much circulation. It might be worth keeping at least until you find an even older cent with at least that much red.

It is far more common now than it used to be to find 40 and 50 year old cents that are still mostly red. Fifty years ago, 1970, one would almost never find in circulation a 40 or 50 year old coin with any red at all, much less as much as your 1982 coin has. At that time, with roll searching and luck, maybe you'd find a cent from the 1940s with a hint of red. Before World War II, cents were too valuable to leave sitting in a drawer for long, so they got spent and tarnished.
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Just normal toning....I like it!
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