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1943-D Lincoln Cent Unc. Spear Error?

 
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 Posted 05/20/2020  10:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add almostpennylane to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all! I have this 1943-D Steel Lincoln Cent with what looks like the spear error most knowingly found on the 2005-D Jefferson nickel. This penny also has a thicker line on the reverse. And, while I'm here, is this a high grade for a 1943-D? As you may know, it's quite hard to take a good picture of steel pennies, but I can try to get some additional pics if needed. Thank you!!






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 Posted 05/20/2020  10:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a coin scratch. The coin has been plated and the value is reduced to face value. But it is still a Wheat cent. (True coin collectors do not want a coin will altered surfaces. They consider the coin as undesirable. How do I know it is plated?

Note the top coin. This one is a high grade coin. MS-67. The one below it was reprocessed/plated. Yours appears as chromed. (A three step process involving copper/nickel and chrome added to the coin)
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 Posted 05/20/2020  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks plated with a PMD scratch. The extra shininess gives it away... true unplated steel cents have a duller shine to them. Yours are unquestionably plated.
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 Posted 05/20/2020  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add almostpennylane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting! Didn't know about that variety. But yes, this is the coin side by side with another higher grade 43, and I can definitely see the difference.

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Definitely plated for sure. PSD (Post Strike Damage).
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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it's been plated and polished. Here's my Original vs. Reprocessed image.



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When the coins are reprocessed, who knows what is done. Buffing off the rust and what ever else they do. But when they are plated, all the imperfections of the coin look like something, but this one is not a doubled die or any variety. Just an altered surface coin.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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