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1939 Canada Penny Uncleaned Looks Way More Like Brass Than Copper .

 
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 Posted 01/06/2022  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely cleaned.Just look at the scrubbing hairlines lines .
Brasso is a likely culprit . Used in conjunction with a brush of some sort .
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 Posted 01/06/2022  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westy00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My point is it looks more like brass not copper . Just interesting cleaned or not .
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 Posted 01/06/2022  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Canadian coins are bronze, not copper. I have a number of Canadian cents with "brass" toning, some of it natural, some of intentional... we usually get about 3-4 1859 examples posted per year, with optimistic folks who think they have the real deal...

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 Posted 01/06/2022  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Check kuh_85's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add kuh_85 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaning can result in some interesting colour changes
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 Posted 01/07/2022  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is not an unusual color shade for this coin.
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 Posted 01/25/2022  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've heard cleaned copper/bronze described as 'salmon coloured'...
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 Posted 01/26/2022  08:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As I've said before, concerning 1859's, there are 3-4 cleaning agents in everyone's home, under the sink or in the laundry, that will turn coinage-bronze into something resembling brass in color. This coin has been "scrubbed" heavily and my first choice is Brasso, as mentioned above.
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 Posted 01/26/2022  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alex A to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup, cleaned and buffed.
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