I visited Fundy Coins and Collectables on Saturday to pick up an auction item that had been waiting there for quite some time and had fun chatting with Steve and Jim. While there, thumbing through one of the counter bins and intently listening to one of Jim’s stories, this little cent caught my eye.
The words “metal flaw” were inked on the 2×2. Upon closer inspection, after getting the 1930 USA Lincoln wheat cent home, I could see quite a nice lamination error in addition to an improper alloy mixture, which gives the copper coin and wood grain appearance. Some collectors seem to be drawn to such coins and they are often referred to as “woodies.”