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1948 Lincoln Wheat Cent - 1.89g

 
 
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 Posted 06/01/2019  11:45 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I see a lot of acid soaked Lincolns. Not sure why this is or was a thing but there are lots of them out there. This one caught my attention as a bit different.

Color is pretty accurate for a real surface, and there are carbon spots similar to those typically found on uncirculated coins. Center is thicker than edges and coin rocks slightly. The banding is almost certainly from the planchet texture and not abrasion given the matching angles between front and back and much of it is raised not incuse.

Anyway, it looks like an acid wash that brought out the planchet texture, but at 1.89g and 19.0mm diameter it honestly looks like quite a good coin in hand with full cheeckbone visible and all that, just much too thin and with loss of rim.

1948 Lincoln Wheat cent - 1.89g seems like acid soak




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 Posted 06/01/2019  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep! You can tell easily because the rims are gone!
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 Posted 06/01/2019  11:59 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, it was definitely dipped in acid.
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 Posted 06/02/2019  04:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 06/02/2019  06:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see the effects of the acid dipping you're talking about.
What does the edge of the coin look like? Are there scratches perpendicular to the face or parallel?

I've heard that people use to grind down cents to get the same diameter as a dime for vending machines.

EDIT: This one makes me wonder when the vending machines started taking the weight of the coins into account instead of just the diameter, Since a Rosie weighs 2.5 grams.
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 Posted 06/02/2019  11:18 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I looked at the edge I found no perpendicular marks at all. Nor any signs of grinding. There is, however, a single very light ridge roughly in the middle that runs most of the way around the coin in parallel. The edge looks reasonably like a normal coin edge.
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 Posted 06/02/2019  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
interesting looking coin!
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 Posted 06/02/2019  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The acid eats evenly as long as the coin is in the acid. On the edges, it eats the two surfaces and the edge. So that is why the edges are affected differently:

There was a reason they did that back in the early day. Read above.
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