Ike dollar matte finish? Or error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Harold Garrett, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. All my others are shinny but this one is dull on both sides. Any help would be appreciated thanks

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  3. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    I've never seen or heard of a matte finish Ike.
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  4. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    Or a shinny one.
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  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Haha agreed:):).
  6. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Being dull on both sides just mean the luster has worn away from circulation.
  7. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    Hi, @Harold Garrett! Welcome to CT.

    I didn't dig into a Red Book (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Guide_Book_of_United_States_Coins) but I checked out Numista (see https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces3366.html). I see that there is a "copper-nickel clad copper" version (copper core sandwiched between two copper-nickel slices) and a silver version (.400 - or six-parts copper to four-parts silver). I'm going to assume you have the copper-nickel version (or type).

    As stated above, I don't see any mention of a 'matte finish.' I think what you have there is a Philadelphia minted Type-2 thin lettering Ike dollar. And I think your coin has been circulated, and is a tad worn, which probably explains what you described as a 'matte finish.' Not an error, just circulated.

    Best regards,
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  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I think that's just the way most circulation-strike Ikes look after a while. It's certainly true of most of the ones I've seen.
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