Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Kathymarie3392, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Kathymarie3392

    Kathymarie3392 New Member

    image.jpg I am new to the collecting world and excited to post a few finds!

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  3. Kathymarie3392

    Kathymarie3392 New Member

    This one is so red and stood out to me! Would that be considered double dyed?
  4. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Welcome to Cointalk!

    Wheat cents are always cool to find.

    "Double die" is a term that applies to doubling on a coin's design elements- not a change in colour.
    The red appearance would be caused by environmental damage.
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  5. Kathymarie3392

    Kathymarie3392 New Member

    Lol! I was way off. Pretty red anyway! Thanks for the information.
  6. Kathymarie3392

    Kathymarie3392 New Member

    The oldest one I have found is a 1918. But this 1956 is just really nice and bold.

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  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Question: Is your coin in the first picture sitting on concrete?
  8. Kathymarie3392

    Kathymarie3392 New Member

    Yes I was trying to get good lighting. Not a good idea I presume. I didn’t even think about it!
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That one would be considered painted. And there is some cool history about those...... In the days before mass advertising was a thing, just prior to the circus coming to town the circus management would send a member ahead to the next town to release red painted cents into the local economy. So if you received a red cent in your change, then you knew the circus was about to come to town.
  10. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Interesting! I’ve never heard of such a practice.
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Welcome to Coin Talk
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Stained or painted with a small amount of corrosion. Welcome to CT.
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Coins are not dyed (no use if ink). They use a Die to strike a blank planchet. Sometimes a Die will have a Doubled image so it would be called a Doubled Die Variety
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