1956 1c Lincoln wheat penny

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  1. Trella Davis

    Trella Davis Bellathescorkie

    When a coin is this dark with gold dust on it does it mean it's an old proof coin? 20190821_121658.jpg 20190821_121829.jpg ...
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  3. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    No, it means it's just a worn coin.

    Proof coins are specially made, so all of the details are sharp.
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  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Even if it was an impaired proof, which it is not, the tell tale sign would be a squared rim instead of rounded. This is a normal business strike. 1956 proof cent.jpg
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