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1962 D Lincoln Memorial Cent Mint Error - Struck Off Center On Split Planchet 1.54g

 
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 Posted 05/16/2022  8:08 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
An "error" lot came up a while ago and this coin was in the mix and the only reason I bought the bunch. There were a couple minor good clips and some damaged coins, but I really liked this one and so went for it.

The coin is struck off center on a split before strike planchet weighing in at just 1.54g. There is also some damage to the coin, with a circular scrape at the rim by LIBERTY and two small pushed in spots on the rim below the bust. Since these are on unstruck portions of the planchet, pretty hard to say when they happened but unrelated to the strike.

I don't see very many of these, and the one I remember had the split side as the reverse. I like that this one has the obverse as the split side. A big plus is a full date as well.

1962-D Lincoln Memorial cent mint error - Struck off center on a split planchet 1.54g

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 Posted 05/16/2022  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty impressive for sure.
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 Posted 05/16/2022  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add levelsofmadnes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
very nice... nice color too
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 Posted 05/16/2022  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super nice coin @tb. Glad you are providing a good home for this one.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  04:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice gross error.
Thinned planchet could have been miss placed just before it was struck. The pusher finger of the minting press may have not quite engaged with the thinned planchet.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  07:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 05/17/2022  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent coin, and photographs as usual Tropicalbats. Always look forward to your posts.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  10:26 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks folks, much appreciate the comments and kind words. And while we may never know for sure, I also think some of the bits of peripheral damage was caused by mint machinery and possibly feeder fingers.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On the area by LIB, that is where the gutter on the die is, that forms the rim. Still a nice find.
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 Posted 05/17/2022  11:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a killer example, very nice pickup. An amazing double error and great eye appeal too.

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