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 Posted 02/27/2020  12:36 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Z2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this 1973 Lincoln cent with an unusually high obverse rim. Reverse seems normal. Is this an unusually heavy strike? A dryer coin?



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 Posted 02/27/2020  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is a the coins weight?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  12:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Z2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight is 3.08g
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 Posted 02/27/2020  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All the 1973 cents have a higher rim. Why the gray color is there above the motto? I have no idea.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  9:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes I agree most likely not a dryer coin, but that silvery/light grey color along the rim is odd. Is that on the coin or an artifact of your picture-taking?
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 Posted 03/11/2020  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Z2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Artifact, I am sure.
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 Posted 03/11/2020  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DeadElvis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Z2018,

I'm new to this and just searched a couple of boxes but I feel like I can guess if a coin is 70's fairly accurately by feel. I wondered the same thing myself at first. I was keeping them for a while until I realized many of them felt like deep/heavy strikes.
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