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.)
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.