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1971 Lincoln Penny with Missing "L" in Liberty

 
 
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 Posted 08/18/2018  1:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add decadeofchange to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




This 1971 Lincoln Penny has a completely Missing "L" in Liberty. How can this happen? Thank you.
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 Posted 08/18/2018  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it was caused by a Struck Through Grease issue. It's a legitimate Mint error actually. http://www.error-ref.com/struck-thr...-grease-oil/
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 Posted 08/18/2018  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add decadeofchange to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your reply. That is very interesting. I wonder if that may be the cause of the "FG" being so faint on the Reverse.
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 Posted 08/18/2018  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be, although this coin has some normal wear and tear as well.
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 Posted 08/18/2018  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add decadeofchange to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence, with normal wear and tear wouldn't you expect to see some of the other letters in "IBERTY" worn? That was the interesting thing to me is that the remaining letter all stand out in good condition.
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Yes, you are right that in an ideal world, all letters would wear equally fast, but in actuality, the hits and dings come randomly and some parts of the design sometimes disappear a little before others. In the specific case of the letter F on the rev of your cent, I don't see any damage to the field where the top of this letter should be, so yes most likely grease was in the die there. I guess that the point I was making is that not all "missing" letters are from grease-filled dies.
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 Posted 08/18/2018  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good point Spence! I've definitely learned something from you, and I thank you for that!
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More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
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 Posted 12/05/2018  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ml2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one of these also!
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 Posted 12/05/2018  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep looks to be so. Welcome to CCF and glad you found us!
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 Posted 12/06/2018  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or that area may have received a very heavy polishing? Note how the devices are weak on LIBERTY and gets smaller sized of devices before the'L' went away. Either way no premium for this.
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