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1937 D LWC Shrunk With Acid?

 
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 Posted 06/05/2020  7:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So this one is worn down, but not consistently since letter like LIBERTY and the N in ONE are still sharp. Its just a bit larger than a modern dime, and much thinner than comparable wheat pennies. I know I've heard that people would shrink pennies using acid to fit in dime vending machines, but I don't see acid pitting like I would expect.

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 Posted 06/05/2020  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add josephm99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It might just be heavy circulation wear. I could be wrong though.
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 Posted 06/05/2020  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acid damage usually has telltale bumps/ridges. This one looks to be just heavy circulation wear, in my opinion.
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 Posted 06/05/2020  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you give us the weight?
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 Posted 06/05/2020  8:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Doesn't look like the typical acid-bath cent, but perhaps this coin endured a lot of wear afterwards which mask those signs. I'd rather assume that @jm99 and @ml nailed it.
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Agree--very heavy circulation wear.
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 Posted 06/05/2020  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sanded? Rock tumbler? Buffing cloth? I'm not sure it's all circulation wear, but it could be a combination of reasons.
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 Posted 06/06/2020  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all. I've not come across one so worn that its this thin/light without being totally illegible. About 1mm smaller around and 3/4 as thin as a AG Wheat cent. I don't have a good scale that measure to better than 0.5 grams, unfortunately. It rounds to whole grams and reads as same as other pennies.

Perhaps buffed to shape (back is rounded a bit and looks a bit like a button).
I new it was PMD, but just trying to sleuth out how this poor coin was tortured.
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