1964 yellow penny
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Question: I have a 1964 yellow penny with no mint mark, front and back are slightly different than a normal penny. How rare is this penny? Should I have a collector look at it?
Without seeing the penny or knowing what you mean by "slightly different than a normal penny", it is impossible for me to answer your question.
The yellow color could be caused by many different things.
- 1. The penny could be fake.
- 2. There could have been some sort of chemical reaction that altered the color. Many coins tone in some pretty amazing ways.
- 3. Someone has coated the penny with something for whatever reason.
- 4. The chemical composition of the metal that was used to make the coin was just off a little.
You could take it to a local dealer/collector in your area for a more definite answer.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.