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1967 Lincoln Cent With Reverse Impression Of 1968 Lincoln Cent

 
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 Posted 07/10/2020  2:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DoubleStruckE3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

My dad had this in his collection and just rediscovered it today. Has anyone seen a penny with this sort of double impression on the obverse? The reverse side is normal. In case it is not obvious in the photo, the ghost of Lincoln's head, 1968, Liberty, and In God We trust appears mirrored atop the 1967 strike. While the 1967 original has the relief positive, the 1968 inverses details are indented.

I can't imagine that this was done during the minting process, or if so it would be a very rare item indeed. Nevertheless, it is a unique coin the likes of which I have not seen before.

Wondering if anyone might have any insights or information.

Many thanks!
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 Posted 07/10/2020  2:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Classic vise or hammer/mallet job--two coins mushed together, in this case two obverses. Giveaway is the reversed letters and numbers.
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 Posted 07/10/2020  3:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoubleStruckE3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both. I am not a collector and so apologies for such a basic question. Your answers are much appreciated. Though worthless (well, 1 cent), it is still pretty cool... ;-)
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 Posted 07/10/2020  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I am not a collector and so apologies for such a basic question.

It's alright, everyone of us were there once.

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Though worthless (well, 1 cent), it is still pretty cool... ;-)

I haven't found one yet, but if I did, I would keep it for educational purposes.
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 Posted 07/10/2020  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely a vise job.



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 Posted 07/10/2020  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Note the devices are all mirrored. Transferred from another coin. If it were a mint error of being double struck the devices on both strike would be raised and positive, not mirrored:










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 Posted 07/10/2020  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree. Vice job, PMD.

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 Posted 07/13/2020  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I am not a collector and so apologies for such a basic question.

Actually, I'm impressed. In your OP you state that you can't imagine that it could happen in the minting process. That right there put you WAY ahead of the typical person who come here with one of these and INSISTS that it has to be a rare mint error. (often continuing to do so after being told that it isn't and WHY it isn't)
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