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1949 Cent - Die Crack, Damage, Or Something Else?

 
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 Posted 09/27/2020  01:34 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add roostercogburn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across this cent where Lincoln appears to have got a bad haircut. I am a bit of a beginner so I am not sure what I mam looking at. The hair in the back is all pushed forward, but you can still see the line where the hair should have been. In addition, there looks to be a die crack just below. Please help me understand. - Thanks


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 Posted 09/27/2020  01:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The area is just worn, I know it looks like a curl, just worn. The whole coin has PMD .
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 Posted 09/27/2020  02:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add roostercogburn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks SensibleSal66. The coin is definitely in bad shape. It is tough to tell in the picture, but the straight diagonal line behind the ear really looks like extra copper when I look at it through my loupe. Does that change your assessment at all?
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 Posted 09/27/2020  04:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
(Might be) a RIDB with damage.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  10:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with @john1 on this one. That is a very common area for die cracks and RIDBs. It is a little hard to tell with this amount of circulation wear.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Retained Interior Die Break with wear at the edges of the die cracks. It's not uncommon to see on Wheat cents, but this one is larger than most. Condition of the coin limits any value the coin might have.
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