2019 GB £1 coin with a dark ring what causes this pls

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by justyn p, May 30, 2022.

  1. justyn p

    justyn p Active Member

    2019 GB £1 coin (apologies yes its a british coin and Iphone pics ) with a dark ring on both the obverse & reverse can you tell me what causes this pls.
    And I have given the coin a light clean so its not just dirt

    2019 GB £1 coin dark ring 1.jpg 2019 GB £1 coin dark ring 2.png 2019 GB £1 coin dark ring 3.PNG 2019 GB £1 coin dark ring.jpg
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Toning. I'm not a World coin collector but that's what it Looks like. The out part is Nickel Brass while the inside part is Nickel-plated non-ferrous alloy. Anyone else?? :p
  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    Looks like a black marker was used.
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  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Hey Justyn. I haven't seen any 1£ coins recently, so haven't a clue what others look like. Could it be damage from the equipment that puts the two together? Something that roughed the area up so it tones differently?
    It really does look like someone just used a magic marker to draw that on. LOL
    When you say you did a light clean, what did you do? Have you tried soaking it in acetone to see if it will remove the discoloration? I would.
    Be sure to let us know the outcome when you discover it.
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  6. justyn p

    justyn p Active Member

    Soaked the bad boy in acetone for 3 mins and the black mark disappeared spent the bugger on a stubby bottle of Budweiser
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  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Good for you.
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  8. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    Oh great now you made me want an angry orchard hard apple cider 5 % alcohol drink (6-pack). grrrrr tomorrow
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