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Shiny 1963 Penny With A Silver Look

 
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 Posted 10/26/2021  5:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BFaxon to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have had this 1963 penny for years. The photo makes it look more copper but it is definitely has more of a silver look to it. Does anyone know what it could be?



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 Posted 10/26/2021  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to tell from the photos, but it almost has the appearance of having been plated by an amateur in the distant past. I'm looking especially at the IGWT area, which has different coloration. What does the reverse look like?
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 Posted 10/26/2021  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An old plating that is wearing off is a good guess.



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 Posted 10/26/2021  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@bfa, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree with @half that this cent likely was plated after it left the mint. Depending on what metal was used, this coin may now be weakly attracted to a magnet.
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 Posted 10/26/2021  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wonder what the reverse looks like?
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 Posted 10/26/2021  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found one in the original cello that had toned the color like you coin. It is were a proof, it was in the cello for many years, that maybe what happened to your coin as well:



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 Posted 10/26/2021  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OP's coin may have had a thin mercury rubbing over it many years ago.
Over a long time it slowly reverts to original, but never completely so.
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 Posted 10/27/2021  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the Community. As others have said, probably has been plated in the past.
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