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1921S Lincoln Wheat Cent Obverse Lamination.

This appears to be another Lamination this time around Liberty. I have had these coins for many years and finely got around to searching them.


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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    seems to happen a lot on lincoln cent wheaties as they tried to get the alloys to mix properly but the metals were resistant. kinda surprised we don't have more claimshells, cracked flans, broken flans etc especially after striking as that pressure puts enormous amounts of pressure on ANY weakness in the flans.

    we also see this difficulty in properly/evenly mixing the metals by all the woodies out there, which goes back to the indian cents quite a bit and maybe some flyers. we MAY even see a few large cents despite them being "pure" copper because it depends on just how refined the copper was at the time. i THINK we even ordered flans for large cents from overseas.

    there are a lot of split flans for indian head buffalo nickels out there. fwiw

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The metals used on coins a hundred years ago, were not of the quality achieved even forty years later. Even now we see some planchet defects, though not as common. Cheers, RickO

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