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1983 P LMC-Two Interesting Reverse Die Cracks

 
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 Posted 10/15/2021  9:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mb560600 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Interesting Reverse Die Cracks and Die Chips on this 1983 LMC. Is it unusual to have two such errors on a 1983 Cent? Has anyone discovered anything similar?
Thanks for your comments!




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 Posted 10/15/2021  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are weak spots in the memorial design and the 83 was one of the worst for these cracks. Those are better than some I've seen though, cool how it ran straight across and turned up too.
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 Posted 10/15/2021  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To answer your question about being unusual. No, this is absolutely normal, especially on 1983 Lincolns. I would literally be surprised to find a 1983 Lincoln that DIDN'T have die cracks. lol.
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 Posted 10/15/2021  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mb560600 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks makecents and Bumpkin. I just never came across a 1983 LMC with two such distinctive die cracks. One is common, but two?
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 Posted 10/15/2021  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to me as one continuous crack. Very nice, thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 10/16/2021  12:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mb560600 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Merclover, I think you are correct. There appears to be another die crack along most if not all of the bottom step of the Memorial. I will see if I can provide a photo to confirm that it connects the other two die cracks.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  07:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you search long enough, you will find some 83's that look similar to this.
Unlisted spike head with a cracked up reverse.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like in 83 the memorial went through an earth quake.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mb560600 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Merclover, you were right. There is indeed a bisecting rim to rim die crack on this penny, which also connects to the vertical die cracks on each side of the Memorial. The bisecting crack was difficult to photograph, but you can clearly see it with the arrows which have been provided to track its path. I know that the 1983 LMC is renowned for die crack errors, but this was the first of such an error find for me.
makecents, the 1983 Cent you displayed also has a bisecting rim to rim crack on the reverse (which I am sure you knew), along with the Spikehead. Neat error coin!



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 Posted 10/16/2021  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is common to see as many of 3 corners of building to have cracks in that location. A lot of stress on the strike process.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  5:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mr5hole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin. By any chance have you weighed it?
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mr5hole, why would the coin's weight be a factor? Would that have any bearing on the die cracks?
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Weight question pertained to the coin in general, not die cracks. Just a random question, as I'm always looking for these (1983 Lincoln Pennies).

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mr5hole, the weight is 2.57 G---not a copper discovery coin.
But it is a very interesting looking error coin. I am curious as to how many folks out there are collecting these....?
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