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1971 S Lincoln Cent Possible Proof?

 
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 Posted 10/15/2020  01:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add cointacthigh to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The photos might not do it justice but I came across this penny and the color was remarkably red. More red I've ever seen. The only thing I could think of was that it aged or toned like BN coppers do, but slightly differently. What do you think? I added a BN penny for comparison.



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 Posted 10/15/2020  05:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Not a proof coin,it is a business strike.
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 Posted 10/15/2020  08:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, Just a business strike . Notice the rounded edges on the coin and the dullness of entire coin . Even If it was an impaired proof it would exhibit some mirror-like shine .
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 Posted 10/15/2020  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely not a proof.



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 Posted 10/15/2020  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a proof. Copper is a highly reactive metal. Exposure to select environmental agent(s) caused the red 'brick-like' hue. I've come across many, many similar red Lincoln copper cents over the decades.
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Well I'm disappointed to hear that, but it's still a cool looking coin. If a proof was in really bad shape, would it still retain the reflectiveness then?
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 Posted 10/15/2020  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If a proof was in really bad shape, would it still retain the reflectiveness then?

Sometimes,but most proof coins found in circulation are considered "impaired proofs"
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 Posted 10/16/2020  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Business strike.

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 Posted 10/21/2020  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a business strike to me.
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