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1951 D Lightweight Lincoln

 
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 Posted 07/22/2021  11:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jbdcboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin has me wondering. A 1951 D that is noticeably a lightweight.
My scale on "normal" pennies registers .108 to .114 but this guy comes in at .063. And there is too much detail for it to have been a dryer coin.
Thoughts? And thanks


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 Posted 07/22/2021  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Caused by a bath in acid.
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 Posted 07/22/2021  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jbdcboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The circumference is close to normal but the coin is thinner and obviously lightweight. How could an acid bath make the whole coin thinner?
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 Posted 07/23/2021  12:16 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acid eats away the metal and the majority of the surface area is obverse/reverse instead of edge so the thickness will decrease more noticeably than the diameter. I hope that makes sense.
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 Posted 07/23/2021  12:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jbdcboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks makes sense but then why isn't the bust affected as much?
And dare I ask why? And yes I realize you probably have no idea why many people do many crazy things!?!?
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why many people do many crazy things!?!?


Science experiment?
Trying to make a cent into a dime to try to cheat a bubble gum machine?
Too cloudy to use a magnifying glass to melt your plastic soldiers?

Your guess is as good as ours...
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 Posted 07/23/2021  07:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, people are quite creative--and adventuresome--when it comes to 'altering' things. May have even been an unintended exposure to acid in a lab or industrial shop back in the 50s. If only coins could talk.
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 Posted 07/23/2021  07:50 am  Show Profile   Check VestigeWolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VestigeWolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If coins could talk we wouldn't need this site. LOL. Pictures are pretty blurry so I can't see the details. There is also a tapered planchet and yours looks thin on the right obverse.
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They would be SCREAMING!!!

Good thing they can't talk, it would be a very noisy world...
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 Posted 07/23/2021  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, Acid bath:

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 Posted 07/23/2021  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jbdcboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok thanks! Sound like a acid tripper is the consensus. Why is a crap shoot. And yes I realized on the reduced pics that the photos were blurry. I'll try to fix that.
And yes the panther is thin which is the most noticeable part. At nearly half the weight, I would think the coin would be more like Coop's specimen.
Thanks foe the help.
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