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Did Grease Cause The Weak Stamp On This 1917 S Penny?

 
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 Posted 04/16/2021  8:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add spydercoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The 'ST' is missing in 'TRUST' on the obv of this 1917 penny and the rev has very light stamping of 'AMER' in 'AMERICA'. Was the die greased filled. Does this condition add any value to the coin?



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Most probable grease . But this coin has been harshly cleaned .
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I think you've called this correctly - the product of a slightly grease-filled die.
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 Posted 04/16/2021  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Most probable grease . But this coin has been harshly cleaned

I agree with the first part Tony, but I don't think cleaned - just overexposure from the wrong type of lighting. Very nice 17-S

EDIT: Yes, grease causing weak details on Obverse and Reverse! But nothing to warrant a premium over the actual value.
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Concur with the grease assessment. Given the grease matter hasn't led to a dramatic loss of coin detail, I'd say there isn't much (if any) added value.
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How tell for sure? Note on the reverse, you can see the 'S' on States widened. Also on the line below that 'R' on America. The grease fills the deepest recesses of the die, when it is not totally filled, the partial will will prevent the deepest tapered area, and show the wider area near the bases if the devices:

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a nice Greaser! A bit off with the lighting, but overall good photos!
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Wow, thank you for all of the information! My first diagnosis!! I appreciate all of your input!
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