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1953 D LWC Skull Crack Or Lam

 
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 Posted 10/30/2020  7:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Altec12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across this Wheat cent CRH and was wondering if this is a skull crack or lamination issue because it seems to be larger and cover more area than regular skull crack cent?
Thanks for your input.


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 Posted 10/30/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say an incipient lamination. Coin appears to have been cleaned.
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 Posted 10/30/2020  8:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like it! Cracked skull and cool toning--even if human influenced (possibly). Very 2x2 worthy.
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 Posted 10/30/2020  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with Coinfrog lam & cleaned
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 Posted 10/30/2020  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Altec12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys. And yes am guilty of using acetone and a Qtip to remove some built up gunk. Which I understand is not recommended but it did make the lamination more visual.
Also given the fact that it will only make it so far as a personal 2 x 2 holder I figured what is the harm..
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 Posted 10/30/2020  10:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HGK3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm leaning towards a retained interior die break because of the way it curves around the top of the head. Lam's usually flow in straight lines.

And by the way, acetone is a perfectly acceptable conservation tool for your Lincoln. Whatever evidence of cleaning is present wasn't put there by your acetone treatment.
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 Posted 10/31/2020  12:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
RIDB...check out "cuds-on-coins.com" and check out RIDB-1c-1953D-01...not the same as your cent, but will show how large they can become
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 Posted 10/31/2020  04:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
RIDB.
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 Posted 10/31/2020  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with RIDB. '53 S cents can have a plethora of interesting issues. I have several '53 S cracked skulls. Very cool.
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 Posted 11/01/2020  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Altec12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info. I does look like an RIDB.
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It is a Retain internal die break. What is the differences between a die crack and a die break?

Note the image on the left on the back image? That is a die crack. But as the crack continues to get deeper into the die, the more the die surface crumbles, erodes away. When more of the die material breaks away and falls off the die, the more the metal goes away. When it get to a certain point, the continued striking makes a void along with the die crack. This is often seen as a ring around a certain area making if look like to us like it could break away. But keep in mint that this is developing a post and doesn't break away, but just keeps enlarging with continued use of this die. These are so common on the 1950's wheat cents that most don't give them much attention and are not a premium on this area. The more interest are on the reverse die cracks/breaks/retained cuds and cuds. I don't recall seeing one of these break away or distort the on the obverse. But you never know, someday some one will probably post one. So stay tuned in here to see if it shows up.
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