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1972 P Lincoln Cent Unusual Strike

 
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 Posted 08/12/2022  5:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There is something unusual about the strike of this 1972 P Lincoln cent! First the fields on the obverse look glassy which would normally say this is a proof. And the detail on the obverse and reverse are much better than a business strike. I took a close up of the detail of both sides and three shots of this coin with a normal looking 1972 P next to the one in question (normal on the right side) of another 1972 P from the same bank roll! So what do I have here, because I know no proofs were struck in Philadelphia for that year, only in San Francisco! I couldn't find any information for SMS for 1972 P so I'm stumped. New Die, I don't know so I'll throw it to the experts, what say you? Regards to all!






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 Posted 08/12/2022  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure. I know coins struck with brand new dies sometimes have shiner splotches on them. Maybe just a bigger splotch. You can have many different die parings in a roll. It depends on how many machines are running at once.
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 Posted 08/13/2022  02:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@all, that is one shiny coin! Looks to me like someone has polished it (after it left the mint).
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 Posted 08/13/2022  02:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This must be a polish coin. How look seem to be toothpaste polish.
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 Posted 08/13/2022  12:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see a lot of pennies in various states due to all of my coins come from bank rolls. I buy no rolls on the open market because part of coin collecting to me is finding circulated coins that have errors or are unusual. I recently found a 1972 S proof which looked a lot like the coin I showed here. It was damaged from being circulated (found in a bank roll) but I get my coins from 4 local banks and sometimes I find cleaned coins but cleaning doesn't increase resolution (detail) and it's not acceptable to the community. This coin has a crisp look that was strike generated. no cleaning will add detail and can wear or scratch the surface. Toothpaste, I cant believe anyone would use an abrasive like that on a coin!
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 Posted 08/13/2022  12:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with polishing. Note the highest areas are shiny, the fields are not. On a proof coin the fields would be shiny as well as the rest of the other devices.

Note the fields on this proof cent reverse. (on Right)
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 Posted 08/13/2022  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My photo skills are not good enough to show the fields of this coin. I bow to superior knowledge of Coop as he makes excellent points. Regards all and thank you for your replies.
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