Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Kathymarie3392, Jul 23, 2019.
I am new to the collecting world and excited to post a few finds!
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This one is so red and stood out to me! Would that be considered double dyed?
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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.
Lol! I was way off. Pretty red anyway! Thanks for the information.
The oldest one I have found is a 1918. But this 1956 is just really nice and bold.
Question: Is your coin in the first picture sitting on concrete?
Yes I was trying to get good lighting. Not a good idea I presume. I didn’t even think about it!
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.
Interesting! I’ve never heard of such a practice.
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Stained or painted with a small amount of corrosion. Welcome to CT.
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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