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Toned 1916 P LWC For Grade

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 Posted 05/26/2020  5:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Willburton to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin has the one of the best beard and ear combo I've seen on a 1916.

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 Posted 05/26/2020  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great strike. Color seems a bit questionable, and the carbon spotting to the right of Lincoln's bust seems distracting. I'll say MS-63 RB with a star for that toning assuming it's genuine color.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin. Abe's rockin' great hair. Appears to fall in the MS63-64 range.

From another angle, what are those 'sand fly'-like features to the east to Abe's face>?
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 Posted 05/26/2020  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice early die state , I like the toning and think It's NT . Reverse wheat stalks are sharp especially the left one . MS-64 . I too have to ask about those numerous peppered specks .
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 Posted 05/26/2020  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Willburton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing that they are leftovers from a partial fingerprint. Thanks guys!
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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coin, too bad about the spots.

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 Posted 05/26/2020  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been collecting off and on for almost 55 years, and have a lot of Cents I collected, even as a kid, and I've never seen natural toning like that on a Cent coin.
I believe that coin was silver plated at some point. It you look at the top of the rim on the obverse, and several places on the reverse you can see what looks like bits of silver.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! The facial hair detail is very strong. Haven't seen an early Lincoln with this strong of a strike. Wonderful coin!

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 Posted 05/27/2020  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone believe this coin can be an impaired proof ?
Look at the wired edge rim on obverse at 12:00-5:00 .
Hmm ,the coin is not in any kind of holder . Question : How long has it been floating around like this ? I'm going to say there are fairly good odds that this 1916-P Lincoln Cent can very well be an impaired proof . JMHO , I'm not an expert on matte Proof Lincolns .
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 Posted 05/27/2020  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any chance of this being a proof?

Edit: Sorry T-Bop - didn't scroll down far enough to see your post.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  2:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No problem Bump , glad to see I'm not alone .
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 Posted 05/27/2020  2:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that in fact carbon flecking and not light pitting?
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 Posted 05/27/2020  7:15 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone believe this coin can be an impaired proof ?
Look at the wired edge rim on obverse at 12:00-5:00 .
Hmm ,the coin is not in any kind of holder . Question : How long has it been floating around like this ? I'm going to say there are fairly good odds that this 1916-P Lincoln Cent can very well be an impaired proof . JMHO , I'm not an expert on matte Proof Lincolns .


The hubs/dies were fresh from 1915 and slightly sharpened in 1916. The issue should be very well struck - this coin is no shocker in that department. There are many coins that have proof-like characteristics.

Now that I look again, the rim in that area shows it could have been encased. That would explain the look, it might have had a light polishing at some point if worn as jewelry. Nonetheless, it's beautiful coin cleaned or not. Personally, I'll forgive a lot in an old, raw coin with rainbow toning if the price is right.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This type of toning isn't that unusual. Here's an MS-66 (*) from NGC, different date obviously, that I saw for sale.
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 Posted 05/29/2020  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Willburton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the responses guys. The rim did intrigue me upon purchase. I've never seen a matte proof in hand and the 16 seems hard to identify. Those spots are a drawback but still a well struck 1916!
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 Posted 06/08/2020  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice strike. Don't find many of those much.
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