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1981 D Lincoln Cent With Mitted Edge

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 Posted 02/23/2020  4:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lincoln8989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please help me identify whether this coin is real or counterfeit. I appreciate any help possible, thanks.
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 Posted 02/23/2020  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@L8989, first welcome to CCF. Second, although it would boggle my mind that someone would bother counterfeiting a 1981 D cent, we are gonna need some pics to confirm.
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 Posted 02/23/2020  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lincoln8989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are the photos


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 Posted 02/23/2020  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks deliberately altered to deceive.



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 Posted 02/23/2020  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lincoln8989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm so sad, thanks
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 Posted 02/23/2020  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lincoln8989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've kept this coin for over 10 years and it's just an altered coin
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 Posted 02/23/2020  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do you have a weight on it? Let's just confirm that it is within mint specifications before you spend it.
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 Posted 02/23/2020  10:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, at least you didn't "break the bank" by holding onto it for 10 years..
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 Posted 02/23/2020  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lincoln8989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It weighs 3.1 gram
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 Posted 02/24/2020  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lincoln8989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, happy to be here.
I posted the penny weight, it's 3.1 g
If you guys find anything else please share your thoughts
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 Posted 02/24/2020  1:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coin rejector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Lincoln8989, fake or not.... the coolness factor alone I'd keep it in my collection. Any reputable coin dealers in your area you can take it to, to get their opinion?
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 Posted 02/24/2020  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If the lines are angled on the edge of the coin, you could take a metal file and press down on the edge of a coin with the file on a hard surface such as an anvil. The roll the coin 360 degrees while holding down the file as hard as possible. This will leave angled lines on the edge of the cent.
If you have a file that has straight marks on the file, then they could look more like the real deal. But the biggest difference will be the depth of the reeds. Note on coins the reeds are very deep. (Cents do not have reeds) Just the Silver coins years ago had reeds on them. Why?

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 Posted 02/24/2020  6:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lincoln8989 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind
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Coin shop guy told me that this 1992 penny is fake. Got this coin out of bank roll few days ago, what are thoughts

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 Posted 02/24/2020  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well the rotation should be on all devices on both sides in order for it to be real. There are double struck coins, but they would look like this when they rotate a little between strikes:

















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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
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Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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