Copper Washington

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  1. INDE1977

    INDE1977 Member

    Found this searching an inherited collection. Is it me or is it missing it’s nickel layer. 62EFFFDB-715B-43F3-AF18-6DBACC37692A.jpeg B2873956-3A8B-4DD7-B00A-94F845B32B52.jpeg C850CE98-0E41-4BD2-B95E-93CD39F0B50A.jpeg
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I believe it is just environmental damage/toning/ rust.
    When you are missing a clad layer it is almost 100% on one side only.
    Missing both layers would be VERY thin, VERY light, and the coin details
    would not be regular as shown here. If this weighs 5.67g it's worth a quarter.
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Definitely environmental damage.
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  5. INDE1977

    INDE1977 Member

    Appreciate the info. I’ve just never seen one so uniform in color
  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I find coins like these metal detecting. The soil/ elements/ minerals/ chemicals/ pollution along with moisture turns them this color.
    Here's one from last week. It's the same color on the obverse:
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just damaged by the environment.
  8. INDE1977

    INDE1977 Member

    Very cool.
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    It's actually Cupro-Nickel. The Copper tones after harsh exposure. Here are some of my metal detected examples..
    IMG_20170715_125048_9736.jpg IMG_20170715_125029_3509.jpg 20201024_162452(1).jpg 20201024_162446(1).jpg 20200321_202533(1).jpg 20200321_202553(1).jpg 20190504_174319-1.jpg KenObv.jpg KenRev.jpg

    Nickels are also comprised of Cupro-Nickel.
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