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1988 Penny With Odd Mark?

 
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 Posted 04/17/2021  4:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all

I found a 1988 penny with an odd mark on it and am asking you, "the pros", what this is (and is called). It is a sort of "ridge" that goes from LIBERTY up to about WE.




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 Posted 04/17/2021  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The back of said penny:

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 Posted 04/17/2021  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSation to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe that is called a ridge ring.
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 Posted 04/17/2021  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, ridge ring, a form of Die Deterioration.
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 Posted 04/17/2021  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I looked at that link, but only one photo looks like that section. Most of the linked-to pics show letters being effected. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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 Posted 04/17/2021  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah yes, the ridge ring--tell-tale sign of Die Deterioration.
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 Posted 04/17/2021  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
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 Posted 04/19/2021  4:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AHA, now THAT one shows it... it all its glory!!! And it even shows a 1988 coin!

"... here the field portion of the die has retreated and this has resulted in the..." thinning of IN GOD WE TRUST, though on mine the letters seems pretty sharp.

So just another coin that looks interesting but not special. Oh well, I may keep it anyway.

:-)
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 Posted 04/19/2021  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with all of the above. Keep searching!
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It is very common to find these on the 1980's Zincolns. They are not a premium coin, but something to show to a new collector of what not is a premium coin. Spend and you will probably wish you had saved it. Or even if you have great images, they could also be used for this purpose.
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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