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Die crack in 1950 Lincoln: good, bad, neutral?  
 

 
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 Posted 08/10/2017  3:10 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Centsei to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


Pardon the iPhone photo, but I think you can see the substantial die crack that runs from the edge through the T. This is a 1950, PCGS MS65RD. Just got this, and found the die crack interesting. For me, it makes the coin a bit more appealing, but in general terms, I'm interested in your opinion on the topic question. Is this a "better" coin with the crack, or is it just that much less perfect? Let me emphasize that I am no expert, and I may even be wrong in analyzing this as a die crack. Under magnification and good light, it seems fairly clearly evident that the crack/line goes *under* the lower and upper bar of the "F," which I found all the more interesting. The interaction with the wheat stem is harder to analyze. (Thanks for any opinions; I did do a search without success. If I missed something, I apologize.)

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 Posted 08/10/2017  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a "nice" die crack.It makes it more appealing to those who collect die cracks and less so for non die crack collectors.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are some collectors that want the coin as perfect as possible. Those collectors might find this die crack to be a distraction.

There are also those who love the die chips and cracks and consider it of interest.

I doubt this crack would be considered of advantage or disadvantage as far as the value.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find. I have a dedicated collection just for die cracks.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  4:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good eye!
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 Posted 08/10/2017  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me, it makes the coin more interesting, so it's good. I recently purchased a couple of slabbed coins specifically because of the die cracks.

Some collectors dig it, others don't.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  4:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is too bad there is no way to track different dies and die states as dies are not individually identified. Would add a cool element to coin collecting though. Die cracks have quite a following, so I would say good.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Centsei to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, gang. That's a bunch of interesting answers.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  12:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add uruman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice die crack, they are use as markers to classified rpm's , DDO's ,ddr's etc.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCentsLady to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like Die Cracks and I haven't seen one in that location yet I think it is a good one and uruman brings up a good point as far as die markers on varieties.

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 Posted 08/11/2017  01:02 am  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like it. It depends if the person likes collecting Die Cracks or not. If they don't, then they will find it as unappealing.
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