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Copper Looking Coins!

ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 2, 2023 11:00PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Coins that look like they are copper but are not are interesting to look at and examine. Post any that you come across here!

Recently, @Dr_Bones posted a 3 cent nickel coin which not only looks coppery but was cataloged as such before metallurgical analysis showed it to be a standard 3CN coin. There's a good discussion on this thread here already:


I thought it might be interesting to start a thread on coins that look like they are copper after running across this one which I thought fit as well:


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins.... Wow... that 1915 half dollar really appears copper, would love to see that one in hand. Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice ones!

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dark olive with some gold luster, the actual appearance is tough to capture. Not so much traditional copper; but reminiscent of the look seen on some high grade Classic Head cents.
    Very unusual looking three center, so for <$100, I decided to put it in my type set:

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,022 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i love the look of that 1915 commem.

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