Lincoln Wheat Cent 1909-1958

Lincoln Wheat Cent 1909-1958

For traditional copper coins pre-1950, they must exhibit 80% of the coins surfaces and devices to be copper red. For modern copper, coins post- 1950, the coin must exhibit 80% of the coins surface and devices to be cherry or a brighter red copper. A coin exhibiting 80% Red depends on amount of oxidation with elements. Discoloration can deteriorate with time, as well as, the PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) chemicals which are in some slabs or First Strikes,