hi guys i recently bought a real nice 1874 indian cent. it looks like the original color ,but im not sure. somebody give a idia how to pic out original color or have been cleaned a number of years ago to rcently cleaded bronse coin, please help5 years ago
indian cent original color ?
This is a sentence straight from Grading Coins by Photographs. Many if not most higher grade Mint State coins have been dipped or recolored, unless they are a warm orange-red color with traces of natural brown.
Most cleaned copper coins turn orange. Bring it to a dealer you trust. Because some have an orange color to them so check it out and be sure. Mike5 years ago
Sometimes a cleaned cent will show an unattractive color. If it isn't that obvious, I would show it to a trusted, experienced dealer, esp one who has handled many Indian cents.