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1942 D Wheat Penny Weighing 1.85 Grams?!?

 
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 Posted 12/10/2019  11:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinBaby4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone ever heard of this error before? I have this Wheat penny in my collection handed down to me from my dad. Its really unique and odd. Its ver thin and light.


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 Posted 12/11/2019  12:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinBaby4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Noticing a lot of differences too like the nose is more pointy and the hair looks different on top on forehead. The ear seems angled different to me. The placement of the D seems closer to the date. Ane thats just on the front.
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 Posted 12/11/2019  07:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To the Forum.

Your coin appears to be acid etched which would reduce the weight.
Usually the rims are the first to get etched away as in the case of your coin.
Not really an error as it was done after the coin was struck.
The placement of the mint Mark can very as they were punched into the die by hand.
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 Posted 12/11/2019  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with JimmyD.

When placed in a caustic solution like acid, all the details will be reduced evenly.
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 Posted 12/11/2019  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always look at the rims when you suspect an acid dipped coin. Note them on this coin. Note how they are almost non existent? That is the first clue for these coins.



Even silver coins can be affected with acid:

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 Posted 12/11/2019  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question.



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 Posted 12/11/2019  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinBaby4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys. WOW, never even heard of that. Learn something new every day
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