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1919 P Wheat Penny Very Red - Help!

 
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 Posted 11/21/2022  1:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TsmcWheat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1919 (no mint mark) Wheat penny that is extremely red compared to the other I have. Would red be the proper description for this penny? Has anyone seen this shade red before? Any value to the penny? Thanks in advance for all your help! Love this forum!!!




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 Posted 11/21/2022  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is simply discolored from exposure to unknown environmental elements. Perhaps buried for a time.



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 Posted 11/21/2022  1:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Color can occur different on the planchets, but on your coin, that is not the case. Looks like as already mentioned, it was found outside. This alters all coin to that same color you are seeing. We often call this a metal detector find.

The color can hub off the higher places on the coin first:

Exposing the natural color under the coating. Eventually this will wear off and the coin will remain dull looking in sheen:



Not a plus for these coins.

CoopHome: What is a metal detector find? an altered surface coin that was found outdoors
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Thank you!
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to the CCF. I agree with the advice you have already been given.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TsmcWheat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Coop & Coinfrog! I appreciate the help!
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 Posted 11/21/2022  2:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TsmcWheat,
What is your set up for taking coin photos?
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 Posted 11/21/2022  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree--environmentally caused discoloration. Yes, I've see dozens of similar wheat cents over many decades of cent searching.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF As stated above. I don't know what chemical is involved that turns copper to this red, but it happens to a lot of cents. This color is not the designation of red when you grade a coin. A red designation means the coins color looks like it was just minted.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an example of a mint state red cent https://www.ebay.com/itm/3346226193...9SR_izv76TYQ
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