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1994 Lincoln Memorial Cent - Grading Practice

 
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 Posted 02/28/2020  11:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
To me, a newbie, this seems like an MS coin.


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 Posted 02/29/2020  12:30 am  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say AU condition, because I can see some wear on the high points, on the obverse. I can see it on the bust, cheek, forehead, and nose.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
Machine Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
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 Posted 02/29/2020  01:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
found in change, so some wear on high points... no planchet nicks or dings. So not a candidate for slabbing. guess its a flip :-) or spender.
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 Posted 02/29/2020  01:45 am  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely not a candidate for slabbing.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
Machine Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
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 Posted 02/29/2020  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks OK to me, I'll say 65RD.
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 Posted 02/29/2020  09:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I realize that you found it in change but I have to say MS-65 also .
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 Posted 02/29/2020  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep I'm in the 65 camp as well
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 Posted 02/29/2020  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Color/shine of coin throws me off, not seeing any luster (may be photos) Reverse shows no wear but I'm at AU-58
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 Posted 02/29/2020  1:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse high point weakness it due to the strike. The reverse really shows no wear. I can't see any luster in the photos though, no indication of cartwheel spokes.

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 Posted 02/29/2020  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Strong MS64. Not worth slabbing--given what it costs (fees) to slab.
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 Posted 03/02/2020  12:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
? have not looked at this post last day or so... I am kinda shocked at the large difference... I might take more pics and post to get everyone another go at it :-) . it does have nice luster which my camera does not pick up well...
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 Posted 03/03/2020  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a quick couple of pics... in flip. Make out the color and luster a little better.

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 Posted 03/03/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WAY better pictures, not perfect, but they work much better.

As I suspected, the coin shows the typical strike weakness across the portrait high points. It also affected the reverse, looks at STATES OF.

I can see the luster, color and surfaces and they look great. The strike weakness keeps it from any higher than 65RD IMO because it affects the eye appeal.

Don't feel bad, this is a VERY tough issue to find fully struck and free of other issues. I'm still looking for the right coin, I didn't even bother taking my current one out of the 2x2 for pictures....it's the best struck, nicest one I've been able to find:



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 Posted 03/04/2020  04:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrenes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree... keep it in a flip. I will use it as a guide to MS 63/64.
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