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1955 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Mint Error - Struck Through

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 Posted 11/27/2021  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since the reverse design is weak or absent opposite the divot on the obverse, I suspect this is a "rolling indentation" error. A piece of debris was rolled into the coin metal strip and fell out after rolling was completed. The impression of the object left the coin thinner in this area, which is why it didn't strike up properly. While such errors should be underweight, the small size of the indentation would not have created much of a weight difference. While I can't entirely rule out a bifacial grease strike, the depth and sharp outline of the obverse impression suggests the presence of a discrete piece of debris. Also, bifacial grease strikes usually lie closer to a coin's edge.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:48 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mike! That's really interesting and informative. A "rolling indentation" is a new one for me.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! Still strange that the coin is normal weight...
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