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1920 Lincoln Cent - Need Help Identifying Error- Struck Through, Die Damage

 
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 Posted 12/31/2019  8:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ShineOn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this in my Dad's coin hoard and it looks to me like it could be some form of struck-through or catastrophic die damage. I don't think this is post-mint damage.

coin is slightly convex on the obverse side. Some elements are sharp, some are unusually smooth and some are missing. The rim looks flattened.

Reverse has several design elements missing and is slightly concave.

The glop at the base of the bust on the obverse has a corresponding glop on the reverse northwest of the O in One.

Do you concur this is likely not post-mint damage, and would it be worthwhile sending it in to be graded and evaluated?

If you need me to post additional pics, please feel free to ask.

Thanks!

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 Posted 12/31/2019  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is PMD. There is no way that could happen during the striking of the coin.
Look at how the rims are flattened out.
Certainly not worth sending out to be graded.
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 Posted 12/31/2019  10:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add echidna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
definitely PMD
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 Posted 12/31/2019  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@shineon, first welcome to CCF. WIth regard to your question:


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Do you concur this is likely not post-mint damage


No sorry I don't agree--this looks like all damage (no mint errors).
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 Posted 01/01/2020  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ShineOn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess it's just an interesting-looking penny, not worth much more than 10-15 cents as a placeholder in someone's collection...
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 Posted 01/01/2020  3:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sosicoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ShineOn to CCF...

Keep on hunting.... enjoy the hobby.... your dad's coin hoard might yield better coins the next time you look...
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