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1910 Lincoln Cent Opinions? Matte Proof?

 
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 Posted 10/17/2019  1:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Snagged this coin off Ebay yesterday, opinions? Matte proof? Grade? Rims seemed square, and the extra metal in the pluribus s is there along with other matte proof die markers. I'll be dropping more pictures after I receive the coin.

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 Posted 10/17/2019  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse is nearly flawless. MS-65 RB. Eye Appeal 8/10.

Mint State. No signs of MP. Check against Heritage SOLD examples to see differences.
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 Posted 10/17/2019  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is hard to see where I had to drop resolution for the forum but the die scratch is there...unique to proof dies right?

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 Posted 10/17/2019  1:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at 65RB as well. Beautiful example.



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 Posted 10/17/2019  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not too familiar with Matte Proofs but that is one sweet coin . I'll go MS-66RB .
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 Posted 10/17/2019  4:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-65 RB

I don't think the details are sharp enough to be a matte proof. Regardless, its a gorgeous coin!
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 Posted 10/17/2019  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great looking coin! 65RB

The hubs/dies were fresh in 1910, I don't think it's a proof but just a business strike. You'll have to check the die markers.
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 Posted 10/17/2019  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Either way, I knew I was safe at 46 bucks after shipping...plus it is a big upgrade for my set. I'll get better pics when it arrives, we shall see.
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 Posted 10/17/2019  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You did well indeed.
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 Posted 10/17/2019  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 2 die scratches in unum...just saying though...
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 Posted 10/17/2019  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Same area of a pr66bn listed on ebay.


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 Posted 10/19/2019  03:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/19/2019  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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This die scratch is one of the diagnostics for the matte proof. They point out that other scratches can be seen in this area, but they are due to a damaged master die. This scratch is seen only on the proof.

You can find other diagnostic images online.

The only way to be 100% sure if the coin is the matte proof would be to have it certified.
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 Posted 10/19/2019  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah okay, I'd been under the impression it was the die scratch that runs through the right leg of the m of unum. Either way it has a die scratch running off the left leg also. Regardless, the coin is worth encapsulated, so I'll probably send it off eventually anyways.
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 Posted 10/19/2019  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've just never seen a business strike that had the graininess the surface of this coin has...I mean...it is covered in raised dots everywhere. Only thing I can say it reminds me of is some of the zincoins I've seen covered in tiny zinc bubbles.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  08:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin. I'd just put it in an Album.
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