1909 VDB "Woody" Wheat Cent

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1909 VDB "Woody" Wheat Cent

#1 Unread post by TyMenna » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:15 pm

Hello...why is there a strange toning to this coin? Is it a woody penny?
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Re: 1909 VDB "Woody" Wheat Cent

#2 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:33 pm

Could be a "woody" but something seems off on the coloring of Lincoln's portrait.
The coloring seems to change with the height of the metal (high and low spots on the face).
A woody is usually streaked with parallel color differences.
This one might be a recolored or altered color candidate.

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Re: 1909 VDB "Woody" Wheat Cent

#3 Unread post by TyMenna » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:09 am

Thank you.

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Re: 1909 VDB "Woody" Wheat Cent

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:42 am

It has some planchet allow impurities or improperly mixed alloy but has worn down and would now add any value to the coin.

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Re: 1909 VDB "Woody" Wheat Cent

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:44 am

i CAN NOT give an answer from these images here....

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FYI ... the 'improper alloy mixture' should show on the reverse also

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Re: 1909 VDB "Woody" Wheat Cent

#6 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:58 am

Impurities can be on one side of a coin or coil stock, we see it with lamination errors all the time.

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