Do these look proof? Shined? What?

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

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    Not to me anyway, though I am not a Lincoln cent expert. To me a Lincoln cent takes on an almost pinkish hue when it is polished. I think those have been stored in somebody's collection and not exposed to the elements so they are reasonably well preserved.
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  4. Kentucky

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    Hard to tell from photos...quick way, look at the edge with a magnifier, if the edge is squared off at a 90 degree angle, it's a proof. If the edge has a flat part and a slant to the rim of the coin, it's a commercial strike.
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Proofs only came in P mint.
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    Im not sure if i know wyat u mean ...i took a pic under my scope can u tell what 8t is? 20201001_123039.jpg
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Denver has never made proofs. Philly and then San Francisco.
    Most/all of those coins look normal to me. There are still a number of 1958, 1959 and 1982 that can be found in very good condition in circulation.
    The 70-S (fingerprint) and 74-S are business strikes.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    All all business strikes.
  10. DISDIK

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    Ahhh ok thank you kind sir/madam
  11. Kentucky

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    That's true, it's hard to tell on ducks...
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  12. Insider

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    Proofs have a mirror surface. None of your coins do. Polished coins have a mirror surface also but the polishing smooths out the details and usually leaves an area next to the relief where the polish did not reach.
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  13. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    And @physics-fan3.14 can tell you all about those business strikes designated as proof-like, so in future you can distinguish those as well
  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Sure they have. Check out early modern commem's. :)
  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Not in 1970 or 1974, they didn't. (The 1970-S and 1974-S in these photos still aren't proof, though.)
  16. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Can you show some examples? I can't think of any off the top of my head.
  17. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Oh cripes.....two scotches, and where's the Red Book?

    "film at 11"........hopefully sooner.
  18. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    1984-D Torch Bearers gold $10
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  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Not talking about commemoratives, I was just on circulating coinage but thank you. There was a time when it was common for 50 cent commemoratives to circulate. But you know what I mean.
  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I thought you were talking about proofs? :troll:
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