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Need More Help! Experimental 1945 Proof Cent? "Rty" In Liberty Are Larger

 
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 Posted 09/06/2021  01:51 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mtia3214 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
They didnt make proof sets in 1945...? This cent has a deep mirror finish with die marks on the reverse.


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 Posted 09/06/2021  02:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtia3214 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And yes the RTY in LIBERTY are bigger. Thanks in advance for your input.
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 Posted 09/06/2021  04:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Looks like a copper plated coin,after it left the mint.
Weight? Diameter?
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 Posted 09/06/2021  06:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtia3214 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
weight is 3.10 grams, diameter is 19mm... thank you.
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 Posted 09/06/2021  07:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's not a proof coin . Copper plated business strike .

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 Posted 09/06/2021  09:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just a plated coin.
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 Posted 09/06/2021  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or it might possibly have been lacquered.
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 Posted 09/06/2021  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it may have been heavily buffed or whizzed. I think the buffing may have distorted some of the details.
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 Posted 09/07/2021  12:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtia3214 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are the larger "RTY" in LIBERTY seen commonly in US cents? I cant remember ever seeing that and I dont understand why anyone would copper plate a copper penny... and then buff it to a mirror finish without destroying the devices? Its difficult to get a sharp photo with the mirror finish... the reflection behind the date and under LIBERTY is my phone, taking the photo. Is there anyway to find out if the mint experimented making proofs in1945? Those are die marks on the reverse? Who would YOU send the coin to for attribution/investigation...any coin? Who is the best and for which coins? I'm not meaning to beat a dead horse here, just want to learn as much as I can. Thank you.
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 Posted 09/07/2021  01:43 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is an extremely extremely extremely low chance you just found the first proof 1945 Wheat cent known. You could send the coin off to PCGS or NGC, but it would be a waste of time and money.

People do the weirdest things to coins. This is still a plated Wheat cent, which is considered damage. It doesn't look buffed to me, just damaged through circulation.
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 Posted 09/07/2021  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
mtia3214,
If you feel you must send it in send it to ANACS,anacs.com. They charge the least,but as stated it is most likely PMD.If you do end up sending it in,please post full slab photos front and back when you get it back...thanks.
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 Posted 09/07/2021  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

It may be very shiny, but it is not a flat mirror surface that a proof coin would have. I would have to say it was either lacquered or buffed up.
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 Posted 09/07/2021  09:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe I'm seeing a somewhat ham-handed plating job perpetrated on an innocent '45 wheat cent--buffing included. I've seen a few 1940s wheat cents just like this one over the years--very heavy, crude plating.
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 Posted 09/07/2021  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They didn't strike proof cents that year:
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 Posted 09/07/2021  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin has been polished with brasso. All Marines know that shine. And the big rty is common on cents.
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 Posted 09/15/2021  01:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtia3214 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all... learning from all of you!! I appreciate the knowledge.
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