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1965 Lincoln Cent, Penn. Potential Obverse Error. Need Expertise Please.

 
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 Posted 02/28/2021  4:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ManOfSilverMtn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good afternoon. I have checked error lists and am not finding an example.. quite likely some form of damage. running it by the experts. Note the "swoop" from top right all the way to bottom left, also a distinct discoloring under the "swoop," which traverses the text on the coin. Sharp eyes and wisdom needed. Thank you all.

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 Posted 02/28/2021  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is the reverse, not the obverse. Looks like some kind of foreign substance adhering to the coin.



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 Posted 02/28/2021  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Full, closer-in, high resolution images of both sides of the coin would be welcome. While waiting for more photos, I'd offer that the coin appears to have been cleaned, or perhaps plated at some point.
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Apologies all. It's my first post.
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@mosm, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree that the surface of this coin looks stained, perhaps from being in a liquid. We see coins that have been sitting in car cup holders, but as @ijn, points out there are plenty of possibilities. In any case, this coin didn't leave the mint looking like this.
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Thank you all for confirming. On an aside - There are certain coins that I find which are nearly perfect. Is it really wrong of me to hit them with a gold/silver polish rag?
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 Posted 02/28/2021  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the cent was plated with a gold colored metal and the back seems to have some type of adhesive on it - so I'll guess glued into a key ring or other type of jewelry item?

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 Posted 02/28/2021  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not an expert but I've always been told to never polish or even wash your coins. If you find a valuable coin, it would greatly diminish the value. The one thing you can do is soak a coin in pure acetone (not nail polish remover). Don't wipe or rub any coin that might have value. I even use cotton gloves when handling my coins!
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 Posted 02/28/2021  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Is it really wrong of me to hit them with a gold/silver polish rag?

Please please, never clean your coins in any way. That is the quickest way to diminish any numismatic value the coin may have.

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