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1944 Wheat Penny Obverse Strike Thru

 
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 Posted 04/25/2021  12:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Aircraftmech01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey it's been awhile since I have posted to this forum but you all are my go to group when my personal research has failed me. Just a little context to the coin here. My wife's grandfather just passed and we found an old wine bottle full of wheat pennies he had in his closet since he was drafted to Vietnam. In there I found this little copper beauty but I would like to hear your thoughts whether you believe it is a strike thru or not. I personally lean to believe it is a strike thru of tape judging by what looks like a thread pattern. What are your thoughts?


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 Posted 04/25/2021  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@air, that is a meaningful find and thx for sharing. Are you sure that these two patches aren't clear, dried glue that has a patterned surface?
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 Posted 04/25/2021  1:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Aircraftmech01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm honestly not for sure, I was wondering if there was a way to test it or some sort of dead give a way. the thread pattern seems to cover a lot of the face of it. I've not tried to scratch it off or anything in fear that I would damage the coin. I was wondering if it was glued to a kids piece of artwork or something a long time ago but there doesn't seem to be any residual paper or glue anywhere else on the coin. As a side note when running my fingers over it, it doesn't seem to have a glue like texture.
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 Posted 04/25/2021  1:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like tape residue from when it was secured to a folder then removed after years of the tape drying out.
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 Posted 04/25/2021  3:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IsThisAnything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dearborn, that makes perfect sense.

Mechanic, soak it in pure acetone for awhile. If it's glue it will come off pretty easy. Glue can be very deceptive when it's on coins and has fooled a lot of people.
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 Posted 04/25/2021  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, and acetone soak would be a good idea.



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 Posted 04/25/2021  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reminds me of the older amber school glue they used back then. If had the flexible rubber tip at the top. Probably what they used on it back then.
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 Posted 04/25/2021  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is an adhesive of some sort "on" the coin. Acetone might remove it or not if it is epoxy.
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 Posted 04/25/2021  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If acetone doesn't do it try water. Might be water based glue.
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