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A 1936 S Wheat Lincoln Penny With A Proof Like Finish?

 
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 Posted 12/06/2021  12:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ham and Egger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
OK people while looking through some Wheat penny rolls I found this 1936 S penny with a proof like finish. The problem I have here is according to the PCGS coin facts site the two types of proof coins came from Philadelphia with a brilliant or satin type of finish. To me this coin exhibits more or the brilliant finish. All thoughts are appreciated.



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 Posted 12/06/2021  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The photos posted, unfortunately, don't seem to show a proof-like finish. You have the advantage of having the coin in-hand, we can only view what's posted. Any chance you could post new, large and sharp photos taken in soft, 'natural' light? Thanks.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like this coin has been whizzed with a buffing wheel. Look around the devices, they are not shiny because the wheel couldn't get up close enough to edges of them.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  2:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bud250r to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any proof coin from 1936 will not have a mint mark. They were all minted in Philadelphia.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There seem to be all kinds of markings in the obverse fields.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree this is a business strike with questionable color .

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I'm with Cujohn, it looks to have been whizzed. All the high spots and open fields are super shiny and the tight,tough to get to spots are not.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah I hate finding a bright coin only to find out its been degraded to a details grade. Bummer.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ham and Egger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the input. This why I ask. As far as getting a better photo I will give it a whirl. The coin microscope I have is on the cheap side with a low quality LED light.
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Like the old saying ; You get what you pay for .

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 Posted 12/07/2021  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

The proofs didn't have an 'S' mintmark on them until 1968-S cents. (There were Business strikes (s) a Proof (s) ones that year)

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