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1932-P LWC Improper Alloy Mix (Looks Sandy) - Have Not Seen This Before

 
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 Posted 12/03/2022  9:33 pm Show Profile   Check shantiom's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add shantiom to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The surface appears very grainy almost as if made of sand, it looks like a bad plating job but I thinks its unadulterated -- thoughts as to how this happens?

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 Posted 12/03/2022  9:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect corrosion.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is an interesting texture on this cent. I wonder if it isn't mechanical damage, such as from bead blasting.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An accurate weight might tell us something. Does have a 'cleaned' look.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Check shantiom's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add shantiom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
3.1g weight
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight is good. Some sort of woodie?
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
light corrosion followed by cleaning?
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 Posted 12/03/2022  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would suspect environmental damage - particularly acid. This cent did not leave the mint looking like that.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Check shantiom's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add shantiom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
if acid, should the devices in IGWT and Liberty be corroded as well. The IGWT devices appear undamaged but for the surface allow issue?
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To my eyes, they appear to have the tell-tale pebbly texture also. Perhaps not as obvious as the rest of the obverse, but the reverse tells the story.
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 Posted 12/03/2022  11:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about a view of the rim? I'll wager that it's pebbly also.
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 Posted 12/04/2022  06:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cast counterfeits have that same mottled look to them. Just throwing this out there.

The corrosion looks too subtle to be acid, a fine sandblasting might be a consideration. People do crazy things to try to clean their coins.
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What's going on at the top of the left wheat ear? Does the rim really disappear on the reverse at the 6-8 o'clock position?
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 Posted 12/04/2022  10:48 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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it looks like a bad plating job
Plating would be smooth and shiny.
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