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Wheat Penny Error Or Not

 
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 Posted 11/25/2021  05:03 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add StarPink to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
New at this, help with Wheat penny back looks good. Front has almost no image weight is 2.9 looks as if the copper coating is running down the top. Thanks

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 Posted 11/25/2021  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@star, first welcome to CCF. Second, it looks to me like the obverse of this coin has been sanded down—not a mint error.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  06:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


The lack of a rim on the Obverse indicates it is just damage.
Sanding of the surface accounts for the lighter weight.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  06:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it was sanded down. It was done, long ago
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 Posted 11/25/2021  07:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, post-strike damage. May have been intentionally 'sanded down', or may have suffered from intense lateral abrasion in an 'industrial' setting, like being face down on a smooth concrete shop floor, trapped under a heavy object, and slid around for a time as the heavy object was occasionally moved. In either instance, the coin appears to have served in circulation for many, many years after the abrasion/sanding event. Cool find.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  09:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Deliberate mischief.



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PMD, to the Community.
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