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1943 Lincoln Wheat Cent - Rotated Dies (Really?)

 
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 Posted 10/23/2020  11:48 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just pulled this out of a roll of circulated 1943 cents. Certainly caught my attention as I know of no rotated dies on a 1943. Anyway, it's gotta be a Magician's coin but well done as it weighs a correct 2.74g

1943 Lincoln Wheat cent - rotated dies or Magician's coin




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 Posted 10/24/2020  12:23 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
interesting. Can you get a shot of the edge by liberty?
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 Posted 10/24/2020  12:38 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LIBERTY from top and edge.



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 Posted 10/24/2020  04:00 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  04:23 am  Show Profile   Check SilverCents's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Huh that's fascinating. If it is a Magician's coin, it's one of the best I've seen for awhile.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  06:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add levelsofmadnes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hello tropicalbats

i usually find half dollar magician coins and they sound hollow when hit.

does your coin sound different when hit?
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 Posted 10/24/2020  07:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm , could be legit .
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 Posted 10/24/2020  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Leaning toward legit.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  10:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why can't there be rotated dies on 1943 cents? It happens all the time? Weight? Missed it, it is there. Looks legit to me.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  10:45 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the input! I've lightly bounced it around on my desktop a number of times to listen to it, and it does not sound hollow. I also have a lot of Kennedy magicians coins so kind of know that hollow sound they make.

But Coop, rotated dies "happens all the time?" Maybe on some of the old Colonial stuff, but as far as I know there are only 5 years during the entire run of wheat cents with rotated dies greater than 90 degrees and none after the 1940-S example. Finding a new year, especially a year as well-studied as 1943, seems hard to believe. I didn't measure this one but looks to be around 120 degrees.

But short of actually trying to make a fake rotated die coin, why would this actually be done to a coin? All the Lincoln magician coins I have are either heads-heads or tails-tails or hollow to fit a dime on one side.

Anyway, the comments here are letting me start to think maybe it is legit, but not really sure.

One thing I do notice is that both sides of the coin seem to have weathered (turned black) in the same fashion, so if it was altered it was a long time ago.
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