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1945 LWC -- A Bit On The Small Side

 
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 Posted 01/11/2021  8:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Was just reading the thread on the undersized 194x LWC, which reminded me of this 1945 LWC I set aside decades ago. The only reason I knew of the smaller-than-usual diameter back then was the fact it wouldn't stay in Whitman coin board -- it would just fall right out. Someone mentioned that "small" 1945-P LWC is a known "variety." Any good documentation or reasoning for that? (And sorry about the poor photo quality. In the edge shot, the "small" LWC is on the top.)



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 Posted 01/11/2021  9:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@half, this one looks like damage to me also. With such a thin rim, I think that someone may either spooned it or ground it down slightly. Mechanical damage of some sort.
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 Posted 01/11/2021  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How's the size compared to a dime? Back in the day people would shave down a cent to mimic the size of a dime so it would work in a vending machine.
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I agree, looks like damage to me as well.

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 Posted 01/12/2021  04:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking the same as Rothery.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone. The "small" 1945-P LWC is larger than a dime but smaller than a standard cent. You'd never notice the smaller size, except that it falls right out of a Whitman album. I've included a couple of new photos for comparison.



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