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1963 Lincoln Cent - Gorgeous Shape But. Issues?

 
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 Posted 09/22/2021  9:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KBecker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi gang. I came across this surprisingly clean and bright 1963 Lincoln cent in one of our change jars.

I scouted the forums to get some reference on condition and color (R, RD,B) others submitted. I'm too new to consider myself objective aside from the obvious that it's in fantastic shape for a 58 year-old penny and would love the forum's take on it. I also wanted to say (since it's not so obvious from these pics that the steps of the memorial are tight, un-marred or dinged, and very well defined. Aside from its shape, I included another shot that better highlights the ghosting on the reverse of Lincoln's bust from the obverse. Don't know if that helps or detracts from the general condition/grade.

Additionally; after seeing another post where someone pointed out their 1963 penny's width maybe flagging it as a proof, I held it up against another well preserved find from the same change jar, a 1964 Lincoln cent. That raised another question as I noticed that while the 1964 cent's width was pretty uniform all around, this 1963 Cent's width varies quite a bit - from same width to obviously thinner, and although the penny shows no sign of "trauma or impact", at one point, it's width is wonked enough that you can actually see daylight between the two. Again, it raises the question if this helps or detracts from the overall grade of the coin - or if it drives it into a question better submitted in the "US Modern Variety and Error Coins" forum.

As always, thanks for everyone's insight and knowledge - any light shed is good light and always appreciated. Have at!





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 Posted 09/22/2021  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@kb, ghosting shouldn't affect the coin's grade one way or another as it is a die issue rather than circulation wear. This doesn't look like a proof to me, but rather a lightly circulated business strike.
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 Posted 09/22/2021  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree.
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 Posted 09/22/2021  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree as well, thinking 64RD or so.



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 Posted 09/22/2021  9:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given the somewhat soft photos posted, I'm going with MS61, at best.
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 Posted 09/23/2021  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see a fingerprint, and a lot of chatter, ms62 if that I'd say
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Thanks, as always gang!
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 Posted 09/23/2021  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lots of chatter.

AU-58 at best
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