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1953 S Lincoln Wheat Cent - Questionable Color And Weight

 
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 Posted 10/24/2021  9:04 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have had this coin floating around for over a year and just don't know what to do with it. The color is totally off for a Lincoln cent, and the weight comes in at 3.21g. I realize that coins tone in a variety of ways, and that weight can vary, but with both those things on this coins was wondering.

Does anyone know of an off-metal or foreign planchet for this year that would be close to this? Otherwise I just need to file it away as unusual.

1953-S Lincoln Wheat cent - questionable color and weight 3.21g



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 Posted 10/24/2021  9:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure beats me.
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 Posted 10/24/2021  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@tb, have you measured the specific gravity for this piece? That might help us figure out if it is an off-metal alloy.
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 Posted 10/24/2021  9:23 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence, I have not. Just too many things to run through to do that right now, but you are correct that would be helpful. I'll see if I can get to it in the next couple of days.
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 Posted 10/24/2021  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok sounds like a good plan. I'm looking forward to seeing what you measure!
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 Posted 10/25/2021  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oldmike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Canadian 1 cent 3.24 grams
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 Posted 10/25/2021  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Still within tolerance.

3.24 is max for tolerance.
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 Posted 10/25/2021  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting, almost has a pink tone to it. Unusual alloy mix error? Some of the color does look normal.
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