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1919 Lincoln Wheat Cent Damage - That's Not Collar Clash

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 Posted 11/26/2022  01:55 am Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just pulled this one out of a bag. Kinda neat.

1919 Lincoln Wheat cent damage - rim design



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 Posted 11/26/2022  03:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Early cent with artsy damage & great eye appeal, I like it.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  05:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add G58NoReverse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@tropical bats,

Another very attrative cool coin tonight, though I would guess it's ruined unfortunately, still cool something I would most likely keep regardless .
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 Posted 11/26/2022  06:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be just artsy damage, but perhaps as early stage DIY pastry crimper instead.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  08:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add I6609 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool it looks like a tire tread
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 Posted 11/26/2022  09:15 am  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
done by large 'Klein' type diagonal electrical wire cutters. But why to a 1919 cent? I wonder how long ago it was done though - the toning is uniform through-out the coin.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's cool I must agree.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I find damage to a coin that seems to have eye appeal I do keep it and have quite a number of them now. I like this one, and as noted, it seems like it was done to the coin many years ago based on the toning.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  1:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably altered with wire cutters. The die was showing a lot of polishing and reducing the devices on 'God, now saying 'CUD' But I've seen this before:

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 Posted 11/26/2022  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coop, are you sure about that being die polishing and not mechanical flattening/damage from the crimping pliers, such as can be seen with the letters N, W, and T elsewhere in IGWT?
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 Posted 11/26/2022  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coop you are, again, wrong. There is no die polishing/reduced devices involved here, just as Spence notes areas where the devices were clipped a bit during the alteration. There is no need to add images to this thread showing something that is not involved with the original coin at all.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  2:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the look. I have a Dansco dedicated to Wheat cent post-strike curiosities. This one would have been an addition.
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I like the term "post-strike curiosities". Years ago these were called FIDO but I like your wording better.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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are you sure about that being die polishing and not mechanical flattening/damage from the crimping pliers

I'm with Spence and Tropicalbats here - the top of the O of God was most likely squashed by the cutters/crimping tool, as it lines up perfectly with one of the gaps in the rim.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bigwho808 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a very intresting piece. Very cool.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NY Islander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
interesting... very steampunk.
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