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1985 P Lincoln Cent With A Long Die Crack

 
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 Posted 05/21/2022  3:10 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In the course of trying to identify a DDO obverse on this 1985 P cent, I discovered an unusual Die Crack. It runs from the rim thru the G in GOD down the back of the head and terminates at the back of the coat where the shirt meets the coat. It is thin but definitely there! One of the longest one I have found. Let me know your thoughts and Regards.





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 Posted 05/21/2022  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks more like a coin scratch. Note the trench in the center with debris rising on the sides like this:

A die crack will be irregular in shape and raised on the center of the affected area, because of a void that is opening on the the die.

Note the upper left image of the die crack? See the void on the die? That is what makes the metal raise on the coin.


A coin scratch will be incuse marks into the design/devices or fields on the coin. A die crack will be raised over the fields and devices on the coin. All raised.

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 Posted 05/21/2022  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Scratches run under the letter G? Wouldn't it scratch the surface of the letter. I see something that looks like a scratch but it's displaced to the right. I'll try a close up. Regards!
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Ok took a close up. It definitely is a scratch. you can see the furrow!
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Thanks, Blind Squirrel for the compliment but I should know how to take Pics. I spent 35 years in Television Broadcast and was a chief engineer at a post-production facility, so I should be able to take an electronic picture. Unfortunately, my microscope cost 120 bucks from Amazon not 10,000 a good RGB camera cost! Make do with what I got. Regards!
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