1921 Wheat Cent. Woody or no woody ?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jhnby1017, May 27, 2024.

  1. Jhnby1017

    Jhnby1017 Member

    Need this sites experts to let me know is this a penny with an improper alloy mix or not? Appreciate your opinions more than you know :)

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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Potentially. Turn down the contrast in your photo editor.

  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    The date looks off . . . .

    Way off. The "1" shouldn't have that tilt.

    Not enough relief in the dies either for this vintage. Looks fake.

  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Or it's not a "1" but a messed up 4 ?
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a woodie to me. Also looks like the second 1 took a hit and moved it to the left.
  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    I can't tell from these photos. Typically the wood grain would very evident on both the Obv and Rev. And, the lines would run parallel with each other front to back.
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  8. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Improper Alloy mix. It's a woody.
  10. Bill in Burl

    Bill in Burl Collector

    In Canada here, it wouldn't be a woody. It looks like the final rinse that they do coming down the slide to remove any metal chips wasn't right. Or it looks like it was post-mint. I'm fairly sure that it would scratch or rub out.
  11. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    +1 for improper alloy mix and PMD to the 2nd "1". Fine condition "cleaned" and left to re-tone which brings out the wood grain tones.
  12. Jhnby1017

    Jhnby1017 Member

    1921 Obv woody.JPG 1921 Rev woody.JPG

    Reposting coin with lower resolution. Soooooo... most say a woody. How about now ?
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

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  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That's the definition of "woody." Note the outside 1 was hit. That's crimping machine damage. It was in a roll facing out at the end at one point in its history. I personally wouldn't hold it against any grade.
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