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1920 Lincoln Cent ..... Of Apparent Copper-Nickel Composition

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 Posted 04/05/2020  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 04/05/2020  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice save! Looky here. https://www.ebay.com/itm/332377311517

Congratulations on a great find/save.
This one Tunnioc posted the link to has the same weakness to OF AMERICA on the reverse as yours.

Can you get your friend to weigh the coin before he sends it off? That will save a two-month wait for the results.
(We are a notoriously impatient group! )
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 Posted 04/05/2020  10:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Petespockets55, I linked to a 1919 in a previous post that weighs 3.2 (circulated). Slightly overweight as Mike Diamond says. If that helps.
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 Posted 04/05/2020  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks CoinHi. (Vindex shared some great info by the way.)
From my search, I found 3 that might apply. OP's coin had weight and % that were different than the official specs from the mint.

(All 3 were listed as 75% copper and 25% Nickel with a weight of 3.0 grams)
Argentina- 1919 & 1920 10 Centavo
Columbia- 1920 2 centavo
Peru - 1918, 5 Centavo (date is a stretch but plausible)
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 Posted 04/05/2020  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll give my buddy a call tomorrow to see if he can weigh it.
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 Posted 04/06/2020  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
4-6-2020

UPDATE .... The 1920 weighs in at 3.2 grams. as thought.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  06:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Exoguy.

It probably weighed a little more when minted. Might indicate a rolled thick planchet stock (slightly)?
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 Posted 04/25/2020  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just checking in .... I sent the 1920 CN cent to a dealer buddy in NY. He's soon to be getting a large group of pieces off to NGC.
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 Posted 04/26/2020  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great purchase back then.
I'm not sure if the XRF analysis to determine metal composition of an alloy was available back then. If it was, I would think it would have been cost prohibitive to have it done on a coin. Value vs. cost sort of thing. Seems like it worked to your advantage and only took half a century! Your patience is inspiring!
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 Posted 06/20/2020  04:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a heads-up, folks. NGC now has the coin, and I'm awaiting their determination. A dealer buddy in another state submitted it for me, along with a batch of others. That's why it's taking so long.

@Petespockets55 .... Thanks for the kindly comment on my patience. Speaking of patience, I just acquired a coin that's been on my "serious" want list for over a quarter century. There are but ten known. But, that's another story! I guess the old adage, "Good things come to those who wait," does hold water.
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 Posted 06/20/2020  10:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the update and looking forward to seeing your long awaited "new" aquisition.
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 Posted 08/06/2020  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I called NGC, today, to inquire about my submissions, sent over two months ago! I was told that they were sent out, today. The 1920 Lincoln Cent was confirmed as suspected. It's been graded XF, XF-45, I think I heard. As it's being shipped to my dealer-buddy in NY, it'll be awhile before I can get pics of the slab to then post.

I'm pleased by this confirmation. A few years ago now, I picked up a 1956-D cent struck on a silver dime planchet. Now realizing that a 1920 copper-nickel cent has been in my possession for decades is a welcomed surprise.

I'll likely never send another coin to NGC. Two pieces are being returned in body bags. Long story .... unrelated to this thread.
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 Posted 08/06/2020  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations!

Did it get attributed as an Argentina 10 Centavo planchet as Mike Diamond suggested?
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 Posted 08/07/2020  05:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Did it get attributed as an Argentina 10 Centavo planchet as Mike Diamond suggested?


Yes, Pete. This coin makes me wonder if I've any more rare items of which I've yet to become aware, hiding in my coin boxes?

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