I think I have a improper alloy mix 1980p penny error

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  1. coinman2

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  3. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Looks that way. I don't recall seeing one this late in the mintage.
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  4. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    Ok I'll wait for more opinions
  5. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    It has roller marks. It is not an improper alloy.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I say Improper alloy mix. Nice one.
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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  8. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    Looks like a woodie to me!
  9. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    I agree with roller marks.
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Nice find it's a keeper thanks for posting it. Be safe
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like an improper alloy mix to me. Very nice.
  12. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Cro57, posted: "It has roller marks. It is not an improper alloy."

    Hopefully, you both will take the time to to explain the characteristics on the coin that others saw to form their opinion about its alloy. ;)

    Ditto: enamel17
  13. Silver Bull30

    Silver Bull30 New Member

    Tough to say forsure but looks like roller marks HOWEVER it deff. deserves much more attention!
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  14. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Sorry for the rant BUT:

    Some of you are throwing around terms that you don't fully understand. There is ONLY one thing on that coin that is similar to a characteristic seen with roller marks! There are at least three things that are characteristic of alloy mix and NOT roller marks.

    Hopefully, NO ONE WILL TELL YOU THE DIFFERENCE YET until you look at the OP's coin and DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SEE. :D
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  15. john65999

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  16. john65999

    john65999 Active Member

    i want to hazard an educated guess and say that because the lines are going the same way on both sides of the coin?? same direction , meaning???

    also that the lines go through the devices on the coins, and not just the background...
  17. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I'm in the roller mark side on this, due to the lines being so uniform and separated. Never seen a Woodie with lines like that, and not on both sides.
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  18. enamel7

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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I looked again but all I have is my cell phone. The photos get too blurry when I try to enlarge.
  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm trying to figure out how "roller marks" would be so uniform across fields and devices, with no mechanical disturbance visible at any of the device crossings, at least to my eye...

    Edit: and that's one thing that I've learned from this thread: I didn't understand that "roller marks" refers to marks left when rolling out the stock from which blanks are punched. Now I know!
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2020
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Better photos would help.
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