Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jacob doe, Jan 2, 2021.
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DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged
This is a Black Beauty from my collection
The quarter is a sandwich coin. With an inner core of copper sandwiched by outer layers of nickel/copper.
As explained the nickels can be black beauties as they are an alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel. The planchets are annealed before being rolled out. If they cook too long, they can have a black beauty appearance. 1958 and 1959 are common years for that.
Your coin is either environmentally damaged (rusty) black is one of the ED colors.
Or as mentioned, heat was applied either accidentally or on purpose.
Welcome. What do you think is nice?
Now ... is a Black Beauty quarter.. No sense letting nickels hog all the glory
No. Just Improperly Annealed. Which the Quarter in question is definitely not.
Thanks for the info
I tried it by letting it sit in vinegar
Wiped it down with silk cloth
Don't use vinegar, it's an acid. Also, never wipe or scrub a coin.
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