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Is This A Genuine Double Struck 1988 Lincoln Cent?

 
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 Posted 12/04/2020  6:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Something doesn't look right with this one, there's no trace of any devices on the second "strike", but the cupping seems consistent with a genuine double strike.











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 Posted 12/04/2020  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eyez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
<--- no expert what so ever but the reverse looks like overheated and dragged outward. Like how they spread heated glass.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like another coin was stuck in the striking chamber/ hammer die. sort of like a capped die off struck..
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 Posted 12/04/2020  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting thought eyez, but I think the dishing on the obverse indicates that the coin was impressed with another cent sized object(either an actual cent, a die, or something else), but not necessarily during striking

That was my consideration as well silverwolf, but the reverse side should still retain it's devices, just distorted, like this nickel: https://coins.ha.com/itm/errors/194...1108-11390.s

the reverse of this one is mangled
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12/04/2020 9:54 pm
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 Posted 12/04/2020  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@adame, that is interesting and thanks for posting. I didn't know that the rim could still have an intact section on one of these. I'm trying to picture how that could happen during the striking process. Maybe you can explain that to me so that I can learn?
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 Posted 12/04/2020  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Altec12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So many possible layers You guys are awesome in how the pics of the coin gets picked apart from so many different angles. Resulting in so many theories.
Way over my head as I am a on hands visual kind of person.
What I am sure I dont know is where you acquired this?
I am intrigued. I see similar error coins posted all of the time, either through a original thread or more so through samples in the literature.
I know through normal distribution a coin shaped like this would not make it to change I receive from Walmart.
So is this an item you purchased, or something you happened to come across?
I guess what I am wondering is how a person has access to coins that obviously will not fit in a coin roll?
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 Posted 12/04/2020  9:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Intuitively, this does not look right, but I'm just a punter when it comes to error coins.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
spence, I believe the nickel I posted the link to had a planchet on either side of it during the second strike, sandwiching it. The planchet cushioned the coin from getting an impression from the die and just spread the already existing devices.

altec, this is a coin I purchased a little while ago, but errors like these(assuming it is one) were usually found when bags of cents were ordered, not rolls. I don't think that is done anymore.

I agree coin frog! definitely looks off.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  10:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eyez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ adam E, yeahh the first thing I seen was the burntness of the reverse and the pull marks outward reminded me of blowing glass and if you look not sure but are those quick set plier marks on the reverse or columns. And if was single pinch wouldnt the spread of alloy be same?
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 Posted 12/04/2020  10:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin was damaged outside the Mint. It is not a mint error.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  11:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I figured as much, well it was worth the 4 bucks to see what it looked like in hand. Thanks as always Mike!
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 Posted 12/04/2020  11:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eyez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
great learning piece regardless Adam.
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