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1986 D Lincoln Cent With Letters Nearly Gone.

 
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 Posted 05/17/2021  11:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Morph to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This 1986 D Lincoln cent has the S in States and the O in of nearly completely gone. The rest of the coin letters look well struck I found this interesting since it was localized this way. Could anyone elaborate on this for me please. Thank you.
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 Posted 05/17/2021  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most likely the product of a partially grease-filled die.



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 Posted 05/17/2021  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably a Struck Through Grease.
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 Posted 05/17/2021  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some say a grease issue, some say more material (metal) is needed to strike-up (fill) the obverse design of Abe's bust leaving this area weak. Either way a common problem across many years of this design
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 Posted 05/17/2021  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a Struck Through Grease, but please post a photo of the whole coin
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 Posted 05/17/2021  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This pic is pretty much perfect just the way it is now. Well done!
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 Posted 05/17/2021  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in the 'insufficient metal' camp on these.
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Thank you.
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That is a known weak area on the reverse.
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 Posted 05/17/2021  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Strikes in this area are often weak because they are at the rim and directly opposite the highest relief point on the obverse of the design, the base of the bust. When struck, the reverse die pushes material into the cavity in the obverse die, and as a result, the reverse strike is weaker since the metal is moving away from it.
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1988-P "Reverse of '89": http://goccf.com/t/399390
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 Posted 05/17/2021  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Either the strong stike to create the bust on of the obverse, left too little metal to form this area, of Grease Fill was in the works. Check the weight on your coin to see if it is a slight bit under weight. (less than 2.5 grams)
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