1959 black beauty and 1970s small date

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Joshg1928, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Joshg1928

    Joshg1928 Member

    I have an orpurtunity to purchase these for a very insignificant amount. I’ve never heard of a black beauty nickel. So is this one? Also does that look like a small date penny? And would they even be worth the couple of bucks I would have to spend?

    Thanks pros!

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Who is selling the nickel?
    Can you show the edge please.
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  4. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Are you getting edgy paddy? He’s buying,not selling
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    A photo of the rim/edge with the coin on the side is nec. to determine if it is
    a black beauty/improperly annealed. Or, environmental damage.
    The 1970-S looks like a small date. Curl on the 9, the high 7 and the weakly struck LIBERTY.
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  6. Joshg1928

    Joshg1928 Member

    Well I did it. Scored them both as well as a Kentucky silver proof quarter and a rotated die 1966 penny. 9$ for the lot. Here’s a pic of the edge, bad pic sorry.

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  7. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I have not viewed black as a good color for copper-nickel coins after I learned that the black 1862 Indian Cent I purchased while in high school in the mid 1960s was corroded. Sorry, I am not a fan of the nickel.
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  8. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Based on what I can see on your pic, it is not an annealing error. Improperly annealed coins are not solid black on the rims.
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