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What Series 1964 Penny Is This?

 
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 Posted 12/05/2020  3:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Falzy4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been reading about rare 1964 SMS pennies.
I know its a slim chance to find one but
This penny stands out a lot.
Very shiny and unusual color, it is very thick and detailed.
It is also missing the Lincoln statue inside the middle of the Lincoln memorial on the back of the coin.. it may have been worn off but there's no evidence of one being there.

Does anyone know what series this is?


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 Posted 12/05/2020  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unsure of your question. Please show us a pic of the reverse.



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 Posted 12/05/2020  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Falzy4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I add a picture of the back.
I was just wondering if this could be a proof or an SMS penny
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 Posted 12/05/2020  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Abe is there. Just a worn 1964 cent


https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...and%20sharp.
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 Posted 12/06/2020  02:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you have is an ordinary, very worn circulating coin.

The effect is somewhat pleasing and is called a "circulation cameo" as a play on the ordinary cameo which happens to an uncirculated (mint state) coin struck on dies that self polished in use to make a very smooth field (the part of the design that isn't letters and Abe).

Circulation Cameo happens when the coin picks up a lot of ordinary dirt and grime in use, then continues to circulate and the high points (Abe) get worn down back to shiny metal.

It's a pretty effect on an old Seated Liberty coin. Here it's just fun.

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 Posted 12/06/2020  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That light, shiny pinkish color you're seeing is not natural. This has almost certainly been cleaned. An acid, like vinegar or soda, was probably used. This is not a natural cameo affect from circulation, IMO. Just worth a cent.

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 Posted 12/06/2020  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wonder what the white balance is on your photos. Does the coin's 'color' look different in outside daylight?
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 Posted 12/08/2020  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Falzy4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, very different.
The camera takes away from its natural color
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 Posted 12/09/2020  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Normal, highly worn cent.
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