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Newb To Hobby - Question About Toning On Copper Cents

 
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 Posted 05/01/2022  05:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Meztido to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey all.

Last week I feel I got lucky and bought 58 rolls of pennies from an estate sale for about 10% of the price eBay sellers would charge lol. Finally cracked them open just now.

Now I'm new to coin collecting and have quite a handful of wheats. However, they are all either brown, black or a nice red color. These cents have all the above, but I'm seeing some that are blueish/purplish in color. I do apologize as the pic isn't the best, but I tried to get a lot of them in the same pic so the quality kind of lacks.

But what I'm wondering is this are wheat pennies, or maybe pre 1982 pennies, able to tone naturally like this? Or is this artificial like from cleaning? Thanks in advance
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 Posted 05/01/2022  08:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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are wheat pennies, or maybe pre 1982 pennies, able to tone naturally like this?


I think you are asking whether copper tones to a variety of shades and the answer is yes. Typical is a chocolate brown, but depending on the specific storage environment, other colors are possible. It looks like you have a nice mix of circulated coins here so they would have taken all different pathways prior to being part of someone's accumulation.
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Spence summarizes it well.



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 Posted 05/01/2022  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most circulated wheat cents take on that toned color . All yours do not look cleaned . Your good to go .
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Agree with the others on toning. You did very well on the purchase. Time for an album to begin your journey!
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