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1978 Lincoln Cent - Grease?

 
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 Posted 08/08/2022  1:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

Not sure about this one. Could just be a well circulated 1978 LMC, but some of the devices (especially the date and ONE CENT) seem a bit "mushy."

Could it be struck through some light grease? Or am I reading too much into it?

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 Posted 08/08/2022  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be two things going on with this coin:
1. If Grease Fill were an issue, the devices will be wider looking on the affected areas.
2. If the die was polished, the devices would be smaller than normal and shorter in height.
Looks like on your coin, the devices look wider/shorter. So that is the probable cause for this weakness, Struck Through Grease. The devices on this years design tends to be larger than different years.

Sometimes it takes education for the eyes to get familiar with different years design differences. The master hub was starting to swell and they replaced it again in 1982 as it was creating dies will much larger devices.

When the new master hub was created that year, they had the large/small dates that year. So the master hub is sometimes the issue with more master dies were made during that time period.
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 Posted 08/08/2022  7:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a pretty normal coin to me.
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 Posted 08/08/2022  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Something to think about:

1. The movie Grease was released in 1978
2. Olivia Newton John, female lead on that movie, passed away today

And now a question about a 1978 Greaser? This is not a coincidence. This is.well, it's something.
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 Posted 08/08/2022  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@KenKat, I was about to throw this one back, but I might stick it in a 2x2 just for kicks after reading your comment.
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 Posted 08/08/2022  9:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
May have been grease...may have been a die at the end of it's life...right now it is just a circulated coin.

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