Woody or...?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by adelaide888, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    Good Morning! I certainly did not polish this coin, but does it look like someone else did?? I think it's just an alloy mix error (aka Woody) but...? Thanks.


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  3. GenX Enthusiast

    GenX Enthusiast Forensic grammatician

    I do not think that is a woodie, or badly mixed alloy, but more that something lay across the coin for years, exposing only part of the surface to the elements.
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  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Don't think polished. Cleaned, maybe? JMO
  5. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    I did clean it myself, with acetone, after I found it. Didn't change the color, as far as I could see.
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It looks like it could be "tab toning" to me. Decades ago, many banking institutions used to give away albums to encourage kids to save their change. One form of album had a paper tab across the center of the slot to keep the coin from falling out.
  7. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    Slightly better pic, maybe...

  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Not a woodie..... I rather think somebody placed a piece of scotch tape over the coin to hold it in a coin folder. Some of those old Whitman's were notorious for allowing coins to fall out of the slot.
  9. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    Yeah, you can see a bit of grain now-- it runs sort of North-South. The bright stripe goes the other way. So I guess some sort of interference, like y'all are saying.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not at all a woodie. It was taped to something.
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  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Agree with CN above - the first obv. photo showed
    a 'maybe' improper metal mixture', but the 2nd obv.
    photo shows its just tape.
  12. SchwaVB57

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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I see what you are referring to and while it does have a slight appearance of a woodie, I don't believe it is. What could it be? I'm not sure what caused those marks/variations in the coin, but still don't believe it to be a true woodie. Just my opinion.
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