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1955 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Mint Error - Struck Through

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 Posted 11/25/2021  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! I would ask the weight but I'm guessing you've already weighed it up and it's normal, confirming the grease. Nice combo of strong strike throughs!

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 Posted 11/25/2021  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I should have included that. It's 3.14g.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I would have thought a lost deep lamination, but with a normal weight, it must be a hard glob of grease or debris created this divot during striking.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice struck through.

Seems like the grease was on both dies. The incuse area on the reverse over the O (ONE) seems similarly shaped?
And the missing letters of UNITED and AMERI opposite the weak profile details look like Struck Through Grease as well.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  9:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sirguardian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was going to say Lam issues but the reverse shows grease issues all over the place.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the obverse shows grease issues all over the place. The coin is actually quite attractive in hand.

Thanks for the great comments!
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 Posted 11/26/2021  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice one!
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 Posted 11/26/2021  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me it looks more like something large struck through on the obverse that left a definite shape on the bust, that also affected the rim on the obverse. Looking at the opposite side the rim looks reduced. So it may have been a struck though grease issue and a struck through debris issue. Might want to call Mike in on this one. Maybe there maybe something were missing on this one?
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 Posted 11/26/2021  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a combo error to me. Nice find TB.
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 Posted 11/26/2021  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tenring to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting Lincoln Wheat cent! Certainly one of "if that coin could talk." Nice find!
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 Posted 11/26/2021  11:16 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Die adjustment strike? That would explain the weakness on both sides. Plus the strike through.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since the reverse design is weak or absent opposite the divot on the obverse, I suspect this is a "rolling indentation" error. A piece of debris was rolled into the coin metal strip and fell out after rolling was completed. The impression of the object left the coin thinner in this area, which is why it didn't strike up properly. While such errors should be underweight, the small size of the indentation would not have created much of a weight difference. While I can't entirely rule out a bifacial grease strike, the depth and sharp outline of the obverse impression suggests the presence of a discrete piece of debris. Also, bifacial grease strikes usually lie closer to a coin's edge.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:48 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mike! That's really interesting and informative. A "rolling indentation" is a new one for me.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! Still strange that the coin is normal weight...
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