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Is this a proof 1910 Lincoln Cent?  
 

 
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 Posted 07/12/2018  10:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Buckwill311 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I had this coin in the grading forum, but I wanted everyone’s opinion on whether or not this coin is proof. All the reverse diagnostics are there but I can’t seem to pinpoint one on the obverse. Is I think I see die scratches by “WE” but they are so faint it’s hard to tell. Is it possible that a reverse die meant for proofs was also used on business strikes? Just throwing some ideas out there.

I think it’s been cleaned because the side is the same color as the rest of the coin. The rims look square but that can happen on business strikes too right? I’m having trouble determining if the surfaces look like a matte proof. What do you guys think?
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 Posted 07/12/2018  10:34 pm  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
Looks like a Business Strike to me, but I could be wrong.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a impaired proof to me, but I could be wrong. LOL

Actually weren't the early Lincoln proofs a matte finish? If so, this may not be a proof but the squared rims look very much like that of a proof.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  10:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buckwill311 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My pictures also look a little deceiving, the “luster” that you see is from cleaning, it’s not lustrous in hand
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 Posted 07/12/2018  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse rim is BS, note rounding. The obverse was an over pressure strike, depth of details and rim finning show just a solid strike EDS.


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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My gut says business strike. I have seen several early Lincolns with outstanding rims, especially on the obverse.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It is a normal coin that someone worked on the rims to make them square. The devices are weak like the business strikes. Not a Matte proof cent.

Look at the clear devices on this one. The squareness of the rim is on the inside of the rim, not the outside edge. Take another look at this example.
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Errors and Varietys, I hope you know I said that in jest following your post. Thus the LOL
After seeing coops and learning from spruuuuuu that early Lincoln business strikes are sometimes seen with "outstanding rims". I do think it is not a proof. The lettering on coops pic are sharp and defined which differs on Buckwills coin.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buckwill311 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks coop that was very helpful!
I just want to understand, because all the reverse diagnostics match that of a proof. Does that mean it could have been struck using a reverse die meant for proofs? Or are the diagnostics found on the master die resulting in it being transferred to all other dies? I just am curious why the reverse matches that of a proof
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