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1988 Lincoln Cent With ? Lines All Over Surface

 
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 Posted 09/18/2020  11:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tooboocoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message





just curious this is a 1988 Lincoln cent that has these lines all over the surface is it something to do with the zinc core or improper copper mix or just an error thanks for looking
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 Posted 09/18/2020  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would be most helpful to see the whole coin, both sides, but from what is shown, it appears to be Feeder Finger Damage (no premium).
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 Posted 09/19/2020  12:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not Feeder Finger Damage. Abrasion marks from removing some sort of damage from the die (most likely a clash). As dies age, they will often be buffed on a flat lap to restore the finish of the fields. If they buff them carelessly or with too coarse a grit, you end up with very noticeable abrasion marks like these. No premium for a coin like this though.
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 Posted 09/19/2020  05:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 09/19/2020  08:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes looks like die polishing lines to me too.
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 Posted 09/19/2020  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree as well.
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 Posted 09/19/2020  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HGK3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree as to die polishing lines.

1988 was one of the years Quality Control was AWOL at the mint. I have a jar filled with cents that show horrible die polishing lines and most of them seem to come from the mid 80's.

Sometimes it looks like they hired a 7 year old to remove the die clash marks and told him to use play sand on the polisher.

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 Posted 09/19/2020  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Abrasion/die polishing marks. Moot now perhaps, but would love to see full photos of the obverse and reverse.
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