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1952 D Lincoln Wheat Cent Mint Error? - Obverse Wiped Out, Mostly - 3.07g

 
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 Posted 02/26/2020  11:47 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Another one I really don't know what to make of. Weight is about normal so thinking struck through, but then there are those flat spots on the rim at 1, 5, 7 and 11 suggesting the coin was held in place to be altered.

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1952-D Lincoln Memorial cent - mint error? 3.07g



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 Posted 02/27/2020  01:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Curveball to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really interesting find tropicalbats. Ch rolls or bags?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  03:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Held in place or the operation somehow jammed? I'd love to hear more theories about how this error was created (I know we don't have answers).

Can any part of the date be determined?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  06:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heated with a micro torch and it started to puddle ? old time screw in fuse replacement ?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  07:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TwistedTrader to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/27/2020  08:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beats me. Great toning though!
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 Posted 02/27/2020  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking a selective application of 'high heat' may be a factor. If coins could talk.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcstone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it is an error, prhaps the coin was struck with dies out of parallel? The bottom of the wheat ears and the top of Lincolns head look best struck and worse towards the other side of the coin. Maybe these parts were about the correct distance apart for striking?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  1:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say PSD.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The rotation correct on this coin. Obverse at zero - Reverse 180 degree rotated?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the rotation is correct to within a degree or two.

I put it in a 2x2 but still am not really sure what to put on it.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/27/2020  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Check CalzoneManiac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How can you even determine it is a 1952D? That part of the coin looks warped to oblivion.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  9:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have emailed Mike Diamond. He should give you a response in a little bit.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin has been altered -- most likely attacked with a buffing wheel.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mike! Good to have this one settled as it isn't obvious. Always appreciate you help with these things.

And the date can be read fairly easily under a loop and the right light angle.
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