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1918 Penny--Cleaned/Planchet Error/Other?

 
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 Posted 08/04/2020  12:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
All,

This penny has some interesting marks. At first I thought it had been cleaned and then I saw a similar Wheat penny on ebay that said it was a planchet error. Some advice please?

Thanks.

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 Posted 08/04/2020  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks fairly normal to me. It doesn't look cleaned. It looks like a nice coin from here. Some type of east/west striation lines on the obv and rev. You think it's from a harsh cleaning? It might be. It also might be part of the coin. The mint luster looks about right. Others will chime up.
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 Posted 08/04/2020  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nieuw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Luster looks fine, but I'm mainly focused on the striation marks on both obverse and reverse sides on this
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 Posted 08/04/2020  1:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Might be considered a "woody'
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 Posted 08/04/2020  1:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Daves Errors to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say cleaned and a bad try at trying to retone at some point.
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 Posted 08/04/2020  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe it's a woody--a planchet composition issue. Google the term 'woody copper coin' for more complete info and cool images. Aside from the woody matter, the coin looks like it may have been cleaned at one point in its past. Nice coin. Good example of a woody.

I have a few earlier wheat cents with a similar woody look.
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 Posted 08/04/2020  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone-interesting. With that very useful info, to me, up close, it looks like the obverse is like a woody and the reverse is more like it was cleaned.
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 Posted 08/04/2020  6:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like some type of scratches here.


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 Posted 08/04/2020  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know what to make of this. it has an unnatural look to my eye.
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 Posted 08/04/2020  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The color looks artificial to me. The scratches on the reverse maybe from the cleaning the coin went through. If we are seeing fine scratches, that is what has happened to this coin. (Note the wear on the cheek, looks like it was rubbed with something?)
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 Posted 08/04/2020  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Defiantly not a planchet error, regardless what a seller said on eBay.

To me. the coin does look either cleaned or somehow damaged on the surfaces.


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 Posted 08/05/2020  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Understood. Thanks.
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