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1964 Proof Lincolns - A Toning Comparison - in Mint Cello

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I thought this an intersting find in my safe. In the past I must have split up a couple of 1964 proof sets and laid these two lincolns aside to 'handle' at a later date. Today is the later date and found the toning on these to coins toning in completely different ways. One has the usually redding tone where the other coin almost has NO tone at all - in fact it is so strange a color I almost thought it a defective manufacture but how could that be. The coin is almost a yellowish color .. is this a TONE that anyone has seen or is this the actually ORIGINAL color ??? Up for discussion - if I have time later I will take better pictures but here are some quickies ... enjoy





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Those are the "Pale Riders" of that

era, I have one similar, they look

rather odd compared to red cents.


It might very well have been the base

metal of copper that was delivered to the

mint facility for this run of proofs???

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I've seen that color quite a few times. It's nothing particularly new or different.


It is new to me as I just found them like this and was making comment

Thanks for your comments anyway


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