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1955 S LWC Is This A Lamination Error, Die Crack Or Damage? I Can't Tell.

 
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 Posted 10/03/2019  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like an Improper Alloy Mix error. http://www.error-ref.com/improper-alloy-mix/
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 Posted 10/03/2019  3:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with E&V.
That's probably a spot of unmixed zinc that has started to oxidize.
This may be the only time I'll ever think of zinc rot as being rather cool !
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 Posted 10/03/2019  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dbrablec to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not sure how you suspect zinc rot on a 1955 copper cent.
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The copper alloy of this cent is 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc. Since this planchet suffered from an improper alloy mix it looks to me that a nodule of zinc remained unmixed and was rolled into a line by the rolling mill and has oxidized
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Stoneman nailed it. Likely tin as zinc, but certainly a keeper.
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Thanks everyone and thank you E&V for the link!
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