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Is this 1983 Lincoln cent off-center and double strike?

 
 
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 Posted 12/06/2017  7:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wellkellsbells to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this 1983 Lincoln cent in pocket change. Can anyone tell me what happened to it? I hope it's not PMD.

Thanks!






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 Posted 12/06/2017  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One ugly MAD Lincoln with a bad case of pox and sumushies... MAD means a misaligned die, just loose hits off square. the details are all there so isn't an off-center strike, reverse has to be effected in same way.



And I think it ran into our favorite coin villain:

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12/06/2017 8:02 pm
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 Posted 12/06/2017  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wellkellsbells to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why would someone do that though?
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 Posted 12/06/2017  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shoulda seen the hammer my father-in-law used to "get his mad out..."

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 Posted 12/06/2017  8:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wellkellsbells to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't disagree with you, but I don't understand how putting one coin on top of the other could leave that impression.

I thought pox were bubbles and these are holes. I'm still getting used to all the vocabulary. I wonder what caused them?
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I thought pox were bubbles and these are holes. I'm still getting used to all the vocabulary. I wonder what caused them?


Those holes used to be bubbles until they popped. Most likely, the intentional damage broke through the copper plating and exposed the zinc core to the elements. It is called zinc rot and will start as small bubbles created by corrosion gasses. Eventually, the bubble will break and what's left are pits like this. At this stage, it will continue to rot until the entire coin is eaten away.

Use the forum search and enter "zinc rot". There are many examples and much info posted.

Edit: here are a few I posted a while back:

http://goccf.com/t/281634
Such Oxygen!

My Want List: http://goccf.com/t/282022
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12/06/2017 9:48 pm
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 Posted 12/06/2017  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wellkellsbells to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info!
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