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1940 S Lincoln Woody Wheat Penny-Rim Error Obverse?

 
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 Posted 03/05/2021  12:14 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 'Woody' Wheat penny. The rim seems to disappear along with the words "TRUST" on the Obverse. The rim seems a bit tapered in this area. What is going on with this penny?






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 Posted 03/05/2021  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tapered planchet?
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 Posted 03/05/2021  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Assuming Coinfrog is correct, this is a pretty cool example of how a tapered planchet could happen. Since the "wood grain" is indicative of the direction in which the sheet was rolled and is just about parallel to the tapering direction, we can see that metal thickness changed along the sheet's length, but not across it. That backs up the idea that tapering occurs near the ends of the sheet.
Just my interpretation- perhaps some of our resident error experts can chime in.

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 Posted 03/05/2021  1:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is damage. Note the edge is creasing showing it was done after the strike.

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Agree with Coop. All signs leading to a damaged coin that was squeezed a bit flat in that area. Seems out of round and the edge really tells a story with the warped look. The woody part is a win!
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This is damage. Note the edge is creasing showing it was done after the strike.

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