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1939 Lincoln Cent - Woody?

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 Posted 12/19/2020  3:10 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Bought batteries for my camera so decided to take some pics. I was wondering if this is an actual woody or something on the surface. I soaked in acetone for quite awhile but nothing changed and the color on the picture is correct to the coin.


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 Posted 12/19/2020  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a woody. I have piles of them, and many look just like this one from the '30s.
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 Posted 12/19/2020  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent woody!
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 Posted 12/19/2020  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate the verification.

And thanks for the comment Mr Frog
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 Posted 12/19/2020  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dbrablec to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am a big fan!!

Nice coin...
Nice photos...
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 Posted 12/19/2020  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So are these woody some type of different alloy mix?
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 Posted 12/19/2020  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks more like the bark of a Birch Tree . Interesting .
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 Posted 12/19/2020  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add llewellin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a really nice one, looks like straight up veneer

Might be interesting to do some XRF imaging on woodies like this to confirm the alloy mixing hypothesis
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 Posted 12/19/2020  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice photos...

Thanks, I'm finally figuring out how to use the "OPTIMIZER"
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 Posted 12/19/2020  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So are these woody some type of different alloy mix?

Back then, until '42, the metal composition was .950 copper and 0.50 tin and zinc... "woodies" are a poor mixture of the copper with the tin and/or zinc. This improper mixing resulted visually in a wood grain effect that can be seen through the planchet. Think cookie dough with a drop of food colour that hasn't been mixed uniformly, then rolled out and discs cut out. Hope this helps.

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 Posted 12/19/2020  10:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Back then, until '42, the metal composition was .950 copper and 0.50 tin and zinc... "woodies" are a poor mixture of the copper with the tin and/or zinc. This improper mixing resulted visually in a wood grain effect that can be seen through the planchet. Think cookie dough with a drop of food colour that hasn't been mixed uniformly, then rolled out and discs cut out. Hope this helps.


That works for me.
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 Posted 12/19/2020  10:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks more like the bark of a Birch Tree


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looks like straight up veneer

OK, woody it is.........
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 Posted 03/27/2021  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Check VestigeWolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VestigeWolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have some nice Woody's also. Here are a few.
I find them hard to verify for any errors due to the improperly mixed alloys. Many of them have lamination issues also. Does anyone else find that to be true?
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 Posted 03/27/2021  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@VestigeWolf - please start your own thread to avoid confusion on replies.
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 Posted 03/27/2021  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is the weight of the OP's coin. It looks pretty weak, like a thinned planchet? Or maybe it is circulation wear.
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 Posted 03/28/2021  05:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My opinion is they are the proper alloy composition, it's litterally a bad alloy mix that causes the toning at different rates and the streaks.
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