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1922 Lincoln Wheat Cent - Altered, Fake, Or Legit No D

 
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 Posted 08/01/2020  1:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Well, I really could use some expertise with this coin. My gut tells me it is most likely no legit, but I thought I'd post it and get other opinions. Weight is 2.9g. Sorry for all the pics, I thought they would help. Thank you for your assistance.







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08/01/2020 1:58 pm
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 Posted 08/01/2020  1:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't help with these kinds, but I'd love to see other comments.
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 Posted 08/01/2020  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the D was intentionally removed. I can almost see a trace of it directly below and between the 9 and first 2. I do not believe the die crack on the reverse is a marker. Also, the first 2 is more prominent than the second 2 on the date.
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08/01/2020 2:12 pm
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 Posted 08/01/2020  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like the straight die crack from the 1922 die pairing with a strong D (comes off the back of the L). The no D die has the crack from the center of the L.

http://www.lincolncentresource.com/...rieties.html
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 Posted 08/01/2020  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First photo appears to show a hint of the "D".
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 Posted 08/01/2020  4:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not seeing any trace of a D myself
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 Posted 08/01/2020  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours is not the expensive variety. Not the same markers.

Here is a great video on THE variety to look for as well as info on where to see the weak D varieties:
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 Posted 08/01/2020  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 2 die cracks that are on the reverse are well documented for the 1922-D. Definitely not a no D. Here's a coin that matches yours exactly, but I suspect the D on yours was removed at some point.

http://goccf.com/t/64644
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 Posted 08/01/2020  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very nice counterfeit coin I'd say. Matches nothing on any of the four types of no/weak D known coins and likely a removed D done with some skill. I think that one is better than any I have in my counterfeit collection as far as D removal, but they should have started with a coin with at least something resembling the markers on a real one.
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 Posted 08/01/2020  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone for confirming my suspicions. The good news is that it was in a bag of cents that I paid about 4 cents apiece for. The adrenaline rush when I first saw it was worth that!
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 Posted 08/02/2020  12:03 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's still worth a good premium over what you got it for. A counterfeit like that can't easily be sold in a public forum like ebay, but honest counterfeit collectors would still probably go maybe $25 for the coin given the condition and quality of the fakery. I mostly buy my fakes from dealers, and honestly if one had that coin I'd go $20 for it and we'd both be happy. Card it as a counterfeit and don't let it get back out into the wild.
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 Posted 08/02/2020  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TB thanks, that's what I will probably do. You're right, I don't want it going back out in the wild. Too many unscrupulous sellers out there. I've been burned a couple times myself.
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