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Wood grain penny/ woodie

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I believe these are roller marks, not an improperly mixed alloy.  These come from the ingot rolling process and leave regularly spaced, parallel lines.  

The woody cents are due to compositional variations in the original ingot.  They are more irregular than the lines on your coin.  

It seems the evenly spaced roller marks are found on 1980 and 1981 cents.

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