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1921 S Wheat Cent - Curious Erosion

 
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 Posted 10/08/2022  09:08 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this in a large container of bulk wheat cents. Nothing terribly special, but does show an interesting erosion pattern. Used my phone for the pics--too lazy to set up my better equipment. The S mint mark is there, but very worn. Yes, I know all about Pareidolia.








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 Posted 10/08/2022  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say it has a lamination problem. cool
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 Posted 10/08/2022  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or an acidic substance sat on the edge for some time?
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 Posted 10/08/2022  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1921 it is bronze. I agree with COINFROG about acidic contact, the flow of the texture give us indications of. In the same time I will say that this interaction with acidic contact is combine with an ex-foliation of the material. Due to the age I consider normal for an planchet which was not perfect osmogene.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems like quite a bit of metal has eroded away—what's the weight? I agree that the pattern of erosion is quite interesting.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hobbs9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, but it's not an error of any kind. Whatever happened to it occurred after it left the mint. Too many environmental factors that could have caused the damage to pinpoint the exact cause
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 Posted 10/08/2022  12:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Noting the circulation wear and the sharpness of the affected areas, it looks like it was altered post strike.
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Weight is 2.85. Yes, yes--post-strike damage, certainly not an error.
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Not a mint error sure. But if the metal will not separate structural you will never have this effect near the rims on the Observe. Some acidic environment acted as an leant for this separation. What stay in the line with my opinion is clear that the only the missing parts has those strait lines where the acidic enter between the bronze crystals. Do not forgot that the bronze is a metal in the cubic crystalline metals family, this mean that any acid will follows the molecular lines.

Second: The metal fatigue act also as a leant of separation.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with the frog. Acid ate away the outer edge.
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