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1940 S Lincoln Wheat Penny-Ridges On Obverse & Reverse Rims?

 
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 Posted 03/02/2021  1:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Rosalita to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys,

I have this 1940 S Lincoln Wheat with Ridges on the rims of the Obverse and Reverse of this penny. The edges also have bumps all around this penny. What is this?







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 Posted 03/02/2021  1:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just deliberate post-mint alteration.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have the answer to your question, but I'm very interested to hear what the experts have to say. Interesting coin!
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 Posted 03/02/2021  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although not technically the case, I might throw one like that into my counterstamped files. It's damage, but in an artsy kind of way.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just deliberate post-mint alteration.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Intentional 'damage' inflicted on the coin. I kinda like it too, would save for fun purposes.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rosalita to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If someone did alter this coin intentionally on the obverse and reverse, how would they get the metal soft enough to cut away at it so nicely?
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 Posted 03/02/2021  2:40 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage. The question really would be, if this was minted like that, how did all the bumps get on the coin die and also the collar? Indents of the coin require raised area on the die.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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how would they get the metal soft enough to cut away at it so nicely?

Wasn't cut away - was hammered with an object of that shape and pushed the metal causing the bumps on the rim
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 Posted 03/02/2021  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with Rothery
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
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