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1941 LWC-wwii Trench Art?

 
 
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 Posted 11/26/2014  3:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JDRMCB to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently found this coin in a roll. It was crusted up whitish green and oxidized beyond identification, so I broke my cardinal rule and cleaned it just so I could see what it was!

Well, it is a 1941-P Wheat penny with what appears to be the shape of an island or country over the head of Lincoln.
At first, I thought it was carved into the penny itself, but now I think perhaps it is extra copper that was added somehow. (Maybe a copper bullet fragment?)

It is an interesting piece to say the least!

Any and all comments, opinions and thoughts will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!









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 Posted 11/26/2014  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bpoc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is very interesting. Not sure what I do see.
CCF members will chime in to let us know.
JDRMCB, nice find.
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 Posted 11/28/2014  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bpoc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well shucks, JDRMCB. No opinions on this yet. Bummer! I hope it is in the right forum?
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 Posted 11/28/2014  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking this might be the result of the Cent getting soldered/brazed to something and then broken off. Some of that something (copper jewelry?) is still stuck.
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 Posted 11/29/2014  07:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add n9jig to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is the shape of New Jersey.

My guess is that someone got bored and got carving.
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 Posted 11/29/2014  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It also follows the highest contours of the coin, where the attaching agent would be the strongest.
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 Posted 11/29/2014  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 0xDA71D to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
COIN-cidentally looks like NJ. However, I agree it might be just an artifact of soldering.
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