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1948-P LWC With A Curious Error... What Is It?

 
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 Posted 03/25/2020  6:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
When I first found this I immediately thought lamination peel. Upon further review it looks like maybe it's been struck-through. Maybe it's both? Then there's the die crack that nearly transects the rim from top to bottom... Well, I'm a bit bumfuzzled and would appreciate any opinions and expertise. Thank you.




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 Posted 03/25/2020  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a lamination.
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 Posted 03/25/2020  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice LAM!

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 Posted 03/25/2020  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very odd coin--I agree it looks like a huge lam. I agree it looks like a die crack. Why would the two exist in the same place on this coin?

I'm interested to hear more opinions.
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 Posted 03/25/2020  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
definitely looks partly like lamination, but truthfully I do not know the full extent of what happened here
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 Posted 03/25/2020  8:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Remarkable lamination, congrats.
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 Posted 03/25/2020  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would you be willing to post a pic of the reverse?

Thanks!
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 Posted 03/25/2020  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here you go...

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 Posted 03/25/2020  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/25/2020  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome find! That's a good one!
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 Posted 03/26/2020  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Sudz, Thank you for the reverse pic.

Fantastic lamination!

To me, the weak "ERTY" of LIBERTY and the obliterated "D" of GOD, combined with the strong reverse strike, would suggest that the lamination peeled after the strike.

I'll ask a rhetorical question I've asked for decades: how could an error that obvious roam the channels of commerce for so long without being noticed? (It's found a good home now, though!)

Thanks for sharing this one. It's definitely an eye-catcher.
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 Posted 03/26/2020  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can someone more knowledgeable than me explain what gives this away as a lamination as opposed to a strike-through error?
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