what type of error is this 1944 wheat penny with silver streaks.

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by coinman2, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    on the obverse. 191111185525815.jpg 191111185535766.jpg
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  3. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Copper is slightly harder than silver or lead, so maybe it was scraped hard by a silver coin or a piece of lead. Not a mint problem. Maybe a chemistry or engineering teacher wanted to demonstrate the Moh's hardness scale. No way of telling easily. jim
  4. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    ok thank you
  5. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    Do you recommend sending it off to ngc to get it tested.
  6. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    No,just weigh it,a copper penny weighs 3.11g give or take. Any minor fluctuations from that are common due to ware ect. Any major difference should be noted
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  8. alurid

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just put in a 2x2 flip and save it.
  10. coinman2

    coinman2 Active Member

    Here are full pic. 15735943289485591720327050126950.jpg 15735943888001600420344913399636.jpg

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  11. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Not unless you've got an extra $50 you don't have a use for.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a choke collar. But seriously, just tuck it away. It's not worth grading, it's not worth testing, it's just not worth the cost to do anything to it.
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  14. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Someone will yell at me for this but....take a qtip and see if you can gently wipe off any "silver". See if it comes off. Or, get closer in with your scope and see if its on the surface. Weird that the high devices on the date dont look black'ed...you'd think if something rubbed over it the date would have picked some of it up.
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