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1970 Lincoln Cent RPM, Reverse Error

 
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 Posted 01/15/2020  6:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add LyNx to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I'm new to this forum and found this cent in my spare change. It looks like it has a RPM, S over D. Also the reverse has an error on the verse E Pluribus Unum. I'm not sure if it's post mint damage. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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 Posted 01/15/2020  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sirguardian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cannot see the MM in the photo to well. The reverse shows a weak die (common) before it fails.
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 Posted 01/15/2020  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LyNx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I hope this image is better?
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 Posted 01/15/2020  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TwistedTrader to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that a bubble on the MM? Try poking it with a tooth pick to see if it is soft.
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 Posted 01/15/2020  11:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bubbles appear most in blisters related to zinc rot. This cent has no zinc, so therefore no zinc rot. I don't think its a blister under the mintmark. Could be, but I doubt it.

Hard to tell, but could be repunched mintmark , Looks like the large date 1970-S. Could you post a close up of "Liberty," please?
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 Posted 01/16/2020  12:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse is what we call a "greaser"...the devices on the die were filled with grease and did not allow for a full striking
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 Posted 01/16/2020  01:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LyNx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the input, I'm sorry my images aren't great, I'm using an iPhone camara at the moment. Here is an enlarged pic of "liberty". I'm wondering if I should roll this coin or keep it? Any advice?
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 Posted 01/16/2020  01:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LIBERTY looks to be bold, not mushy, so further confirmation of the more common large date variety.

I'll let others comment on the rpm question. There could be something under the S, but it could be just glare as well.

Should you keep it? I live in Ohio where most of us keep all S mintmarks since they aren't real common. When the question of "should I keep it" arises, I like to quote fellow CCF member coop when he wrote, "keep what you would buy." Is it worth a couple of cents to you? Only you can answer that one. If not, throw it back. Good luck.

And I almost forgot,
to the CCF!
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 Posted 01/16/2020  02:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LyNx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks you all very much for the input. I think I will hang on to it for awhile. This is a great learning experience and still learning from other forums on this site.
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