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 Posted 03/29/2015  10:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please grade. I'm still working on my pictures. This one is taken with an LED light ring which is supposed to give more natural light.



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 Posted 03/29/2015  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TOUGH Lincoln to grade.

Obverse was robbed of a great strike by the die break.

Reverse is a high XF or low AU (wear on a couple of kernels).
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 Posted 03/29/2015  11:20 pm  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/30/2015  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice key date Lincoln..
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 Posted 03/30/2015  07:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hard one to call. I think you are going to receive a 50/50 response from
members; EF-40 & EF-45.
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 Posted 03/30/2015  07:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking it's in the VF+ range.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 03/30/2015  11:45 am  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF 25 details, scratched....that doesn't look like a die break to me.
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 Posted 03/30/2015  11:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In hand it looks like a die break.
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 Posted 03/30/2015  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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In hand it looks like a die break.


Wow, really? It's raised? Just odd because I don't believe I've seen one with that break before. COOL IF IT IS!
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 Posted 03/31/2015  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Wow, really? It's raised?


Here is a blow up of the neck region. I don't know what would cause the irregularity in the shirt line. For lack of a better description it looks like a geologic fault line. Die break or something else? Doesn't look like a scratch to me.


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 Posted 03/31/2015  10:33 am  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't tell using these pictures, the bottom line: If it's a scratch, it will be incuse. If it's a die break, it will be raised across the whole length. The only thing it could be if it's raised is a die crack and that would actually be a rare find.
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 Posted 04/01/2015  09:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If it's a scratch, it will be incuse.


OK, I looked at this last night under the microscope and it is incuse. However something intrigued me - the "scratch" goes through the rims, not in a way that I would expect for a scratch. There is also about a 90 degree turn in the "scratch" somewhere. Could there be another explanation? Just curious - perhaps this should go into a different forum?








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 Posted 04/01/2015  10:51 am  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, this is PMD. I understand why it looked raised at first glance....there has been metal displaced. However, it is damage making this a "details" coin.
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 Posted 04/01/2015  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting though to determine what kind of PMD this is. I like the puzzle. Thanks for the input and help, Thad.
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 Posted 04/01/2015  8:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a planchet issue and not a scratch. Don't think it's a die break either, just a bad planchet. Grade, EF-40.
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