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1955 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Mint Error - Struck Through

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 Posted 11/25/2021  5:29 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Something I just pulled out of a wheat bag. Yeah, big feast already done and just wallowing in a food coma looking at some Lincolns.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

1955-S Lincoln Wheat cent mint error - struck through





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 Posted 11/25/2021  5:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wad of grease?
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 Posted 11/25/2021  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say grease + debris. Probably a hunk of stray somethingorother was stuck to the grease but probably never know for sure.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Turkey cartilage from a drumstick--all those years ago.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! I would ask the weight but I'm guessing you've already weighed it up and it's normal, confirming the grease. Nice combo of strong strike throughs!

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 Posted 11/25/2021  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I should have included that. It's 3.14g.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I would have thought a lost deep lamination, but with a normal weight, it must be a hard glob of grease or debris created this divot during striking.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice struck through.

Seems like the grease was on both dies. The incuse area on the reverse over the O (ONE) seems similarly shaped?
And the missing letters of UNITED and AMERI opposite the weak profile details look like Struck Through Grease as well.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  9:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sirguardian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was going to say Lam issues but the reverse shows grease issues all over the place.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the obverse shows grease issues all over the place. The coin is actually quite attractive in hand.

Thanks for the great comments!
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 Posted 11/26/2021  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice one!
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 Posted 11/26/2021  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me it looks more like something large struck through on the obverse that left a definite shape on the bust, that also affected the rim on the obverse. Looking at the opposite side the rim looks reduced. So it may have been a struck though grease issue and a struck through debris issue. Might want to call Mike in on this one. Maybe there maybe something were missing on this one?
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 Posted 11/26/2021  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a combo error to me. Nice find TB.
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 Posted 11/26/2021  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tenring to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting Lincoln Wheat cent! Certainly one of "if that coin could talk." Nice find!
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 Posted 11/26/2021  11:16 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Die adjustment strike? That would explain the weakness on both sides. Plus the strike through.
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