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1918 Wheat Penny. Double Die And Very Unique Die Cracks.

 
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 Posted 03/05/2021  9:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BrianCoin123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I came across a pretty interesting find that a collector may like. It's a 1918 penny. I didn't include the pics, but it has doubling on the obverse, the date and the reverse. What I'm curious about is the three parallel lines running from the top of Lincoln's head right down to his chin. I'm assuming these are die cracks. I wanted to get some thoughts as to whether some collector may pay a premium for this given the uniqueness. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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 Posted 03/05/2021  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please show us full pics of both sides to start.



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 Posted 03/05/2021  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
please full pictures. But it looks like someone took a hacksaw blade (or something similar) across the device.

(Metal hacksaw blades have offset teeth making 3 marks or cuts as it is drawn across the medium being cut.)
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 Posted 03/05/2021  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BrianCoin123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some more pics. I thought about damage, but you can see that they are raised up above the coin. Not cuts



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 Posted 03/05/2021  11:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please show us BOTH sides, full coin, and please focus your camera to make the image sharp. Thanks.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  07:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hoping for sharper photos. Not seeing die crack(s) at this point, just linear post strike damage having displaced some metal.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Die cracks should be raised, which doesn't appear to be the case here. They also generally shouldn't be straight and parallel to one another.
If they did happen to occur on Abe's face, they would be the first thing to wear off in circulation. Your coin is lacking most details in that area, indicating heavy wear, but still prominently displays these scratches.

I guess the jury's still out on doubling until we can see some sharper pictures, but I don't see any indication so far.

Sorry for giving a disappointing answer. There're plenty of good coins out there; just keep looking and learning.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much sharper pics needed.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  12:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is the are affected, incuse. (sunk into the bust?) Is it the width of a dime?
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Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

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