Is this an error? If not then what is it??

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tasyia, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Tasyia

    Tasyia Member

    Tiny small lines that run over the entire face of the penny. Some have it only on one side and others have the lines on both sides. What is it? Iv found a handful of these and can't seem to get any info. Thanks in advance!

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    They are called "woodies".
  4. loopytoad74

    loopytoad74 Active Member

    Same as furryfrog02..I think they are really nice,not sure how they become like that but I do keep woodies if i come across any.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Improper alloy mix.
    I want to share this webpage with you -

    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
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  6. bear32211

    bear32211 Still Learning

    With your term "woodies", is this the same as a lamination issue ?
  7. David Setree Rare Coins

    David Setree Rare Coins Well-Known Member

    Ummmmmmm. I am not sure I want to run into my coin club yelling that I have a woody.
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  8. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

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    rlm's cents Numismatist

  10. David Setree Rare Coins

    David Setree Rare Coins Well-Known Member

    I had heard them called "Wood Grain Surface".
  11. SierraGreene

    SierraGreene New Member

  12. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

    Just the writer (me).
  13. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

  14. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

    Nice example of the kind of streaks I wrote about.
  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I do not believe so. I'm no expert on how the sausage is made though... :)
  16. Allan Dinegar

    Allan Dinegar Dreamedreamer

    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.
  17. Allan Dinegar

    Allan Dinegar Dreamedreamer

  18. David Setree Rare Coins

    David Setree Rare Coins Well-Known Member

    Die scratches on the Ike dollar?

    I don't think so.
  19. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    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.
  20. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Don't know if this is true or possible but someone once said that there was a clamp of some type used to start or pull the strip thru the rollers. The clamp could slip and leave these marks. I don't understand why the strike would not remove the lines. Is any of this even possible Mike? One more example.
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  21. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

    I haven't heard of a clamp being using, but I suppose it's possible. I've seen several cases of incuse roller lines (at least I presume they're roller lines) that weren't erased by the strike. The lines on other stripies (like the disco-era cents) are not incuse. They're simply bands of discoloration.
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