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1920 D Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent Wt. 2.95g ?

 
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 Posted 10/24/2020  2:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The normal weight of a 1920 wheat is 3.11g. Is 2.95g still within mint tolerance? Penny does appear nickel-like but I understand color is subjective. To me it also does not seem plated also the only off metal 1920's have been minted in philly. I've included pics with couple of nickels and a regular 1920d... main question is should I research this coin further? Thanks in advance for your help CC. :-)



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 Posted 10/24/2020  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MadDawgMaverick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tolerance is[was] 0.125 grams, or 2 grains for cents. Not sure about zinc cents. Accounting for the wear id say its within specs for normal.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well within range given the wear. Damage reduces the value considerably.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks...so wt will not help me figure out if it was stuck on the wrong planchet.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a damaged 1920-D cent, worth less than 25 cents in this condition.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  03:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1920's cents did have some foreign planchet errors and that color does look similar. Weights were slightly higher around 3.2g though so not sure about this coin.
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 Posted 10/27/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin scratch removed all collectable value to the coin, but it is a Wheat cent.
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 Posted 10/28/2020  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So bottom line... it's not collectible ...because it's not sellable ...because it's damaged ...even if it was struck on a wrong planchette. So I guess it's silly to have the metal composition checked. I'll put in in a flip though and keep it as a novelty ...it is hundred y/o :-) ... thanks everyone!!

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 Posted 10/31/2020  11:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I had ordered "nickel alert" to check for nickel and a 1920 Argentina Centavos... test indicated there is nickel in this coin.


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I was looking for a 1920 coin and found one in my image selection that was wrong metal:

But this one was a Philly example.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 11/20/2020  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Little more research... Denver mint did produce planchette for Columbia 2 Centavos. Pondering again to send into PCGS to certify.
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