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1979 Lincoln Cent Struck With A Soft Die?

 
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 Posted 12/03/2020  12:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this cent on eBay and just can't figure out what happened to it. I can't imagine how this could have possibly happened at the mint, so being struck with a soft die is the only explanation I can think of, anyone else have any ideas? Maybe a pivoted die error?




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 Posted 12/03/2020  01:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That coin dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly double struck? Not too sure on this one lad, doesn't resemble any error I've ever seen
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 Posted 12/03/2020  01:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Has a Strike Through look to me. Strange that it affects both sides. I'm interested to hear what the experts say.
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Yeah, but the strike through doesn't explain the clear doubling I see, so I maybe an expert will know.
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Another thought I had was that maybe it was a slightly uncentered broadstrike that managed to get a second strike in collar? Could explain the rippling affect that appears in the obverse field, but that doesn't explain why theres no apparent doubling on the reverse, also I would think that if something like that did manage to happen, it wouldnt look so uniform
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Yeah, I am genuinely stumped...
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 Posted 12/03/2020  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Counterfeit comes to mind.
The bust/face doesn't look right and FG is out of place.
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 Posted 12/03/2020  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Struck at a slight angle by a counterfeit die on the obverse while the reverse rested on an unyielding surface.
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Interesting one, I like the idea of a second strike. Note the horizontal striations on the obverse, which suggest counterfeit die.
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first photo looked like photoshop, but last photo looks like it's a cast copy.
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Mike is seldom wrong, soooo...
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 Posted 12/03/2020  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oddguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
note that the 9s and 7s have the same markers I think it is a double strike?
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 Posted 12/03/2020  2:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mike is correct (as usual). It is made from a soft die. Why doe we say that? Because only that one area is affected and weak. The reverse is just seeing damage. If this were double struck all the die areas would affect both sides of the coin.

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