1980 Lincoln cent

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  1. Jjpe

    Jjpe Active Member

    Hello again I can't remember if it was here that we were talking about a one-sided Woody or is it called a modern day Woody? Or somebody else made that up ?a modern day Woody would be roller lines correct? Okay on with the word liberty and in God we trust and the date . Do I detect some doubling? On the reverse variety Vista had die scratches in the area of e pluribus unum as mine does and if I remember correctly stage b or do I even make any sense LOL mucho gracias..


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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Those are parallel roller marks not an improper alloy mix (woody).

    I don't see any doubling.
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I did not find a DDR listing for 1980 at variety visa.
    As to your coin being a (IAM) Improper Alloy Mix, I think it would qualify as a woody. Parallel roller mark do not change the mixture of the alloy and will not produce different colored stripes on a coin. Only the improper alloy mix will create
    toned woodgrain lines on a coin.

    Roller lines on a coin.
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    Improper Alloy Mix
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  5. Kentucky

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    Not a woodie
  6. Jjpe

    Jjpe Active Member

    We seem to have conflicting answers. How would roller lines get that deep on the coin?
  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    They are roller lines from the planchet rolling process and its not uncommon on late 70s early 80s cents. Im Guessing its due to poor cleaning during the process that results in oils and/or contamination being left on the ingot and stain the planchet as they tone over time

    Notice how all the lines are parallel and consistent. An improper alloy is due to poorly mixed, random regions in the alloy melt, so you wouldn't expect this consistency. While woodies do have an elongated appearance due to ingot rolling, if you look closely, youll see that size/shape varies on a small scale.
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