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I Found A1988 Lincoln Penny With A Thick Silver Rim, Is It An Error Coin?

 
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 Posted 04/05/2020  1:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lynnerbee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm new at coin collecting, which has become my passion, and in looking through a penny roll, I found a 1988 Lincoln penny with a thick rim around it and it makes this penny smaller then other pennies, is it possibly a coin error?



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 Posted 04/05/2020  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!

It looks like damage or PSD. The copper plating has been worn away and the zinc core it exposed. The slightly thicker edge makes me think of a dryer coin or it could have been spooned.

On a side note... always handle coins by the edge. Never touch the face of a coin as it can cause fingerprints and ruin the value of a collectable coin. White cotton gloves are a must for collecting coins.
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To CCF! I would like to see a full obverse and reverse picture of your coin. This is definitely just damage. PSD (Post Strike Damage). I suspect something mechanical caused this damage to occur.
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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to CCF. Not an error,the copper plating has worn away.
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Thank you everyone, I truly appreciate and value your opinions.
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