Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tasyia, Sep 27, 2015.
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Improper alloy mix.
I want to share this webpage with you - http://www.error-ref.com/improper-alloy-mix/
from the error-ref page - quote "A poorly mixed alloy can result in alternating light and dark streaks. This is often referred to as a “wood grain” pattern, and the coins themselves as “woodies”..." closed quote
With your term "woodies", is this the same as a lamination issue ?
Although I agree they are not improperly mixed alloy, unless someone comes up with a better name, I will stick with the name "woody".
"Disco era cents"? Is that term used by just the writer or is it part of the numismatic jargon?
I do not believe so. I'm no expert on how the sausage is made though...
It looks like die damage. I have like 50 years of "Uncirculated," sets that have this kind of die scratches! Technically, I would think that they all errors in a way, but I am not an expert on this kind of thing. The fact that these scratches are not just in the fields, but on the devices as well, suggests to me that it's die scratches.
These scratches were made by the die that minted them.
I don't think so.
Those "lines" are actually grooves cut into the CnClad sheet from the rollers as the sheet is fed into the blanking press or perhaps somehwhere else along the production run.
Remember, CnClad stock is shipped to the US Mint in gigantic rolls which must be handled during the production of the blanks.
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