Is this just a dirty coin?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Luckyr, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Luckyr

    Luckyr New Member

    AC3C9DFC-3583-4450-A807-DFF9547EA9C7.jpeg BBBA5DE4-E39C-467C-9119-41C0823FE801.jpeg Hi!

    First I’d like to say thanks! Everyone on this forum seems to be very nice and helpful.

    This is the first place I’ve found that everyone seems to give meaningful answers with explanations, and not just short “NO” answers.

    Everyone is also acting like there are no stupid questions (so far).

    So thanks again!

    Now let’s see if everything I just thanked everyone for holds true or gets blown out of the water :)

    Is this just a dirty coin, or did someone do something specifically to make it look like this? I’m pretty sure it’s not an error ;) but this still seemed like the best forum for the question.

    Thanks again!
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  3. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    @Luckyr This did not happen at the mint nor is it an error. It simply sat in some environmental situation long enough for the substance to adhere to the fields but not deep enough to adhere to the devices.
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Wicked Dirty . :yack:
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It actually looks pretty cool.
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  8. Luckyr

    Luckyr New Member

    It’s weird. It doesn’t “feel” like there’s anything on it. It doesn’t feel gritty or anything. It just feels smooth like a regular coin.

    Thanks for the answers everyone!
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  9. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    Dirty, but in a fun way.
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Dirty, but in a eye appealing kind of way, I like it.
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  11. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    It appears to have been darkened by some kind of environmental exposure (I don't know enough chemistry to even guess what kind) and then put back into circulation, where the initial dark patina was worn off the high spots, giving it what some have called a circulated cameo appearance.
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  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Exposed to sulphurous environment, then worn from circulation.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    It looks like it's been tarred . . . . . . .

    It's just missing the feathers . . . . . . . .

  14. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    50 years of environment. The kinda coin I appreciate and like to look at.
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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT @Luckyr and thank you for posting Full Image photos.
    I believe your cent is just ED, environmental damage, from who knows what. Laying in soil that changed the surface color and then found and circulated to get that appearance. NAV (no added value) in my opinion. Good luck in the future hunts.
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  16. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Kind of has the Ruthenium coin look.
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  17. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Ͳìɾҽժղҽʂʂ Ͳąҟҽղ ටѵҽɾ

    Almost reminds me of this...

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  18. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Certain stains aren't "really" residue which can be felt. It is just a coin that has a thin layer of something on it.
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  19. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Think I would put it in a flip and keep it! Make up some outrageous story about how it happened and have some fun with it!!!! Something like " I was metal detecting over an area where an outhouse used to stand and ....... o_O:wacky::grumpy:
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  20. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey Luckyr welcome to CT. yea some coins like yours has most likely been buried somewhere for many years. good luck man
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