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Need Help With A 1983 Penny - Over-Polished On Liberty?

 
 
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 Posted 11/08/2018  3:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add theking13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I found this penny and the L and Y appear to have a smaller font.
Would this be caused by over-polishing the coin?

Thanks,

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 Posted 11/08/2018  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes,I agree.
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 Posted 11/08/2018  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Me too - skinny letters are the result of (heavy) die polishing.
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I agree as well.
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 Posted 11/08/2018  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add theking13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for your comments.

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 Posted 11/08/2018  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The thin lettering is due to die polishing.
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 Posted 11/09/2018  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So why are the letters smaller? Because the devices are tapered. Smaller at the top, wider at the bottom. Why do they do this? Because if they didn't, the coins would get stuck onto the dies. So when they polish at die, the fields are reduced. When this happens it shorts the height of the devices. Thus making them thinner.

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