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1955 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Mint Error - Retained Lamination

 
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 Posted 12/06/2021  10:55 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This would be a really nice coin if only that big flake had come off. I'm sure there is a beautiful texture under there, but can't see it.

It is always tempting to slide a sheet of mylar under the flake and see if it will just pop off. It would turn the coin from a two dollar at best lam to a good-looking piece with both parts. But I've seen this tried many times before, and you always end up with a nasty-looking bent out bit where it is still attached but finally shears off.

1955-S Lincoln Wheat cent mint error - retained lamination



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 Posted 12/06/2021  11:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, that would've been a real nice one if it had already peeled off. I haven't attempted to "encourage" a LAM to peel out of fear for exactly what you described as a Bent out bit. Never the less, a very nice LAM and a good size too! Nice find!

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 Posted 12/07/2021  07:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very, very nice!
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 Posted 12/07/2021  07:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool find! I'm with ya, looks like a strong and thick hinge point in between the D and W, down into Abe's head. Might be different if it thinned out on that end too.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool indeed.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  09:20 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 12/07/2021  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a great LAM. Always nice to find those in the rolls.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me it looks like the lower area of the lamination moved a bit Not the spread in height of the IN area? Taller than normal should be.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks folks! There have been a lot of minor lams in the set I am just finishing up, but I think this was only the third or fourth strong enough to be worth pulling. They do seem to just be more common in some collections than others, but can't explain why.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now that one is pretty good size and looks like a bird wing. (Not quite a bat wing!)
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