Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by C-B-D, Feb 27, 2021.
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Very much a brown in my eyes
anyone could easily see.
Copper coins were usually BROWN. If they were not completely brown and traces of mint RED were present, the coin was considered to be RED/BROWN. It stayed red /brown all the way up until it was completely red. Simple. The geniuses at the TPGS's have tried to assign percentages to the amount of red or brown remaining thus turning things into a crapshoot for all of us.
While trying to get back to simpler times, on grading service that will go unnamed has added Brown-Red (BR) to the label for coins that do not make Red-Brown (RB).
PS I don't agree with the scale of cents shown above.
Makes sense. I have always considered the AU/UNC thing and the original or damaged thing to be unimportant too!
We know it is not numismatic pursuit for the love of the hobby, hat gives birth to such questionably useful descriptions, but.....we encourage the ever expanding market designations, by participating in the discussion of same. I often wonder if it helps or hinders the hobby.
There is a reason certain grading assurances were curtailed re. red pieces. It is not as if a piece can not be given a "hand" in the appearance of blush innocence.
It’s a half cent, lol!
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Looks like most of you understood the absurdity of my post.
When I was a dealer, I saw some better date coins, like a Mint State sharpness 1869 cent that had been dipped bright red. PCGS called it “brown” for reasons that I did not understand.
The copper color thing is often confusing for me. My preference is heavily toward Red & Brown small cents and Brown Unc. large cents. I generally shun Red copper because it has turned on me too many times.
When a copper coin has been dipped to make it Red, my experience has been that it will tone within a year or so. That’s why I tell collectors, NEVER buy an old Red copper coin in a new slab.
One also needs to consider the age. A bright red coin that old would be highly suspect in my eyes.
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