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1999 Cracked Skull Penny?

 
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 Posted 09/21/2021  4:17 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jtc8172003 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all, I have a 1999 penny that is in great condition that has what appears to be a die crack in Lincoln's head along with the "W" in "We" of in God we trust. I was wanting to make sure that it is a so called "Cracked Skull Penny" and was wanting everyone's opinion! I have a photos below of the penny; Front, Back, and side by side of of a 1999 regular penny on the left and the die crack on the right. Let me know what you think! Thanks!




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 Posted 09/21/2021  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. It is called a spike head.Use the search box upper left of page.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice spike head and unusual crack! It looks like it may even extend down his face onto the cheek. It's not listed on COC either. Here is a link. http://cuds-on-coins.com/lincoln-ce...s-1990-1999/
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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jtc, with that pattern of cracks, I'd probably call it a spike head *and* a cracked skull. Will you save it in a 2x2?
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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice die crack. Very dramatic. I'd save it for sure.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jtc8172003 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is this what you were talking about going into his face?




also the die crack is going down into the back of his head/hair as well.




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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jtc8172003 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Spence and yes I will be saving it for my collection. It is the first spiked head/cracked skull I have found! If I ever decide to let it go, I will let everyone on here at the forum know about it before putting it anywhere else!
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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it is, thanks. What I saw on the cheek may just be damage but it goes down to his eye. Very cool!
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 Posted 09/21/2021  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Willburton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely not as common as on wheat cents. Nice find!
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 Posted 09/21/2021  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find!
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