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This Cent has nice color, but do you think it was acid dipped in it's past?  
 

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 Posted 08/12/2017  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, the torch really did a number on that cent! Ouch!
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Extreme heat (2000+°) will burn off impurities and cause that mottled effect, I change my vote to heat!


Pure copper melts at 1983F - then with the addition of 5% zinc/tin brings that temperature down a touch.
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Wow, the torch really did a number on that cent! Ouch!

Yeah , I was surprised it just got gone, I thought it would melt and spread!
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 Posted 08/13/2017  12:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, probably corroded. It is an interesting find. Thank you for sharing.
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