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1985 D Lincoln Penny Error - Mirror Image Of 'Liberty' On Obverse

 
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 Posted 08/07/2022  3:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kama7737 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I'm interested in knowing what kind of error exists on the obverse of this Lincoln cent. There is the obvious upside down mirror image of the word 'Liberty'. In addition, it looks like to me as if there is an upside down image of the back of Lincoln's head and ear on his coat at the bottom of the coin.

What is this kind of error called? How often does something like this occur? Thanks!





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 Posted 08/07/2022  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a vise job of some sort.



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 Posted 08/07/2022  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Don't think it is a vise job, the liberty is upside down but not backwards. (it still reads left to right just inverted.
Need a better image NOT a screen shot of this (with both 'liberties' in the frame please.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  4:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's still backwards, look at the third pic, Dearborn.
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It is mirrored. Transferred from another coin, not from another die. If it were a die issue both sides,of the coin would be affected the same. Vise squeeze.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  4:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with -makecents-.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What is this kind of error called? How often does something like this occur?


This purposeful damage intended to deceive people by looking like an error. Seems like we see them all the time here on CCF—maybe daily?
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Sorry, I could only get one photo of the coin, the other 2 add'l screenshots.Hope these help.




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 Posted 08/07/2022  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't really tell with these pictures. Might be two coins glued together, this is what happens when you separate them. Soak in water to see if it's water soluble, if not soak in acetone.
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I actually have another coin that is glued together with another coin and must have been glued together with a third coin because the remnants of that 3rd coin are on the remains of the glued coin. Is this something else that people do on purpose to make it look like an error?
Anyway, this is not what the 1985D looks like. The errors/damage or whatever on this coin are actually part of the penny itself.
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In any event, not something produced at the mint. False error.
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In the second pic, of the new pics you uploaded, show the striations, cracked copper plating. This is due to the pressure that was applied in the vise/garage job.
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Ok, thank you everyone for the information!
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