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1971 D Penny With Blob On Lincolns Hair , Error?

 
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 Posted 01/16/2021  2:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hrlfaith13k to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this nice e looking 1971 d penny and decided to keep it. I looked at it later and noticed a small silver drop (blob) on Lincolns hair. What is it?
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 Posted 01/16/2021  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@hrl, first welcome to CCF. Second, that location is a common place for the die to crack a bit and so my first thought was that. However, the color of this blob should be copper (like the rest of the coin). Perhaps it is a bit of solder that was dropped on to this coin. A close-up of this area might help, although please orient the camera to be straight at the coin for that pic. Thx.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, a bit difficult to see what it actually is in your picture...... But.......

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My pictures are not great but this is the best picture I have. I'm almost sure it is made with the coin and not after the fact. The picture is hard to give the best example of it. I tried for over an hour with multiple angles and still no great picture. I wa a just hoping maybe someone had come across this before and would know what it was. It could be copper and not silver colored but its hard to tell
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 Posted 01/16/2021  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hrlfaith13k to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To be specific there is a mark above Lincolns ear that stands out much more than the rest of the features. It is raised up almost like a blob or drop of coin was dropped on it in the process of making it. I don't know much about the way coins are made but in looking at it thats what it would tell me
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Nothing rare though. Looks like a small blob from the minting.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Check Kloccwork419's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Kloccwork419 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its a common die chip in the hair
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 Posted 01/16/2021  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most likely, but a sharper close-up would help.



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These chips can eventually turn into a break:

It was marked as a chip, but because of the size, it is actually a die break.
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When tacking pictures of coins do not hold them. I have found many soft cloths that work for putting them on. Prop the coin up on a fold of the cloth and then take a picture. Take many pictures of both side. Then go to your phone edit for pictures I have both types of phone they have them. Fix what needs fixing Crop the pictures. Get rid of the rest post the best you have. It takes time to learn how to do this but the results are worth it.
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Thank you to everyone for the input. I will enjoy the discussions and look forward to learning more. Coins have become my obsession. Hopefully its a common thing among those who are in the beginner stage. Lol. Thanks again!
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