1958 Wheat Penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Superloop, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    I don't believe this to be a error but thought I'd share this and ask if anyone has seen this before. The surface of the coin is bumpy. Not in a bad way but I haven't seen this before. The toning is really nice. I took the reverse picture with the flash. To look at the coin it is amazing but with magnification you can clearly see the bumps. 20220121_015929.jpg 20220121_015911.jpg 20220121_014856.jpg

    Other than a few little battle scars it excellent
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey @Superloop. It Appears to be some sort of plating issue.;)
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    It looks like it was in a rock tumbling machine. The design lettering seem to be mushed down flat which makes them fatter looking.
    It does not really have the same character features as a dryer coin, or and acid etched coin. I would consider it damaged and to have no value above face.
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  5. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    To look at it without magnifying it it shines and looks amazing. I agree with you though. It's a shame. Much appreciated.
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yep, tumbled/polished, somehow. Still a fun find, if you got it from circulation.
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  7. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    I did get it from circulation. I'm going to keep it in my collection just because it looks so good. Thanks!
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  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    May have been whizzed to clean it or shine it up. Here is one of mine that we have concluded was whizzed.
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  9. Peter M Black

    Peter M Black Active Member

    What is "whizzed"? (I'm a rookie on grading & terms.)
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

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  11. Looks like plating
  12. frech001

    frech001 New but Old

    Possibly a rusty die or grease coated die??
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Plating on Cents didn’t start until they were mined from zinc in 1982. This date is .950 copper.
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  14. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Looks like a grease issue in my opinion. Whatever, it's a very nice '58. Thanks for the look see. Good luck.
  15. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    I've got one similar to that and was told it was maybe acid cleaned?
  16. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Appears to have been "cleaned" in a chemical solution and was left in too long, then polished. Just a guess on my part.
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