Proof or just business strike

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Proof or just business strike

#1 Unread post by GregMccoy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:41 pm

Hello coin community .Could someone give there opinion on this 1945p wheat cent.Could this be a a proof??I manipulated the coin with light to display what i thought was proof-like qualities. I've been collecting for about 8 months and i come to find what im thinking is usually is wrong.I would appreciate any opinions
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Re: Proof or just business strike

#2 Unread post by Paul » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:13 pm

This "1945" Lincoln Cent is from the "Philadelphia" mint.

Using these pictures, this hugeeyes "WHIZZED" to me...JMO
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Re: Proof or just business strike

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:18 pm

I agree, not a proof but a heavily polished coin.

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Re: Proof or just business strike

#4 Unread post by GregMccoy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:18 am

I guess people do things to coins for all kinds of reasons.I knew the rim was narrow like a business strike but thought it looked like it had a different finish,lol.Thank you for the replies

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Re: Proof or just business strike

#5 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:40 pm

And now you know why unscrupulous people "whizz" or polish a coin.They are preying on unsuspecting newer collectors.

Glad you brought this one up for others to see as well.

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