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Old 01-27-2018, 05:20 PM
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I found this 1956-D wheat cent in a bag of wheats I bought. This one really has me puzzled, is it a lamination error? I don't know what to make of it. The bust of Lincoln looks like it just peeled off, the back side is perfectly normal. Any ideas of what happened here?
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:02 PM
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I have never seen anything like that before???
Perhaps some kid and some acid?

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Abe went to a dermatologist and had a skin peel.

Makes him look 10 years younger.

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Someone was handy with a dremel tool?

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What does the reverse look like?

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Originally Posted by local_coins View post
What does the reverse look like?
The reverse looks normal, no evidence of trauma or heating or anything.

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Originally Posted by amc rulz View post
Someone was handy with a dremel tool?
I thought about that but it doesn't appear to be scratched or scraped like you would expect from a dremel tool.

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Originally Posted by matmit View post
I have never seen anything like that before???
Perhaps some kid and some acid?
Maybe that's possible, the bottom of the bust does look like it might have been melted?

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Originally Posted by Chipk View post
Abe went to a dermatologist and had a skin peel.

Makes him look 10 years younger.
Now this is the most logical answer yet!

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That is an odd one, but there is no way that could have happened at the mint. Not sure how it was done, but had to be manipulated in some way.
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100% post mint damage. Still a cool coin though.
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Looks like intentional "art" to me.

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Someone did something to it after the mint, 100% guaranteed. The mint DOES NOT stamp Lincoln individually, and Lincoln is the only aspect effected.
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I would think if you were to put nail polish on everything but The bust of Lincoln and dipped it in nitric acid then use nail polish remover to remove the polish I think it would look like this.

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