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1982 Lincoln Cent Cracks?

 
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 Posted 06/26/2022  9:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add drhscl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am curious about the two cracks I observed on this Lincoln cent, and whether they were produced by impurities in the planchet material. I initially thought they were created by an object striking the coin, but the very edge of at least one of the cracks comes up instead of going down. Like the force causing the crack came from below the surface. The more I look at it the more I imagine that I can see the connection between the two smaller cracks creating a larger single crack. Your opinions are appreciated. Thank you in advance.





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 Posted 06/26/2022  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mark between N and T in CENT on the reverse look incuse and looks more like a deep scratch or gouge to me (Same goes with the gouge under Unum too).
On the obverse above the head, that one looks like a die crack to me.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sharper close up photos are needed to really see what's going on.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add drhscl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It seems when I reduce the resolution I lose some of what I'm seeing. I'll add a couple pics with arrows pointing to what I see. Of course I could be imagining it. Regardless, I appreciate the help.


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Sharper, not out-of-focus close ups are needed. Otherwise we have to take your word for it because we cannot see what you have.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  04:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Photos need to be in-focus please.The better the pics you post, the better we can help you.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sharper pics needed for sure.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  1:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like coin damage. The marks are incuse on the coin. If they were die cracks they would be raised and irregular in shape. These appear incuse (below the surface of the coin) and not raised. But a closer view might show that is could be something else. If the trench is rounded, it could be struck through something. If the trench flat and squared, it could be damage to the coin. (Also there will be a wall on each side of the scratch where the metal moved like a wave?)

That would be post strike damage.

Note the plating rise above the surface and the trench is squared on the bottom of the trench?
While a struck through wire will be rounded in the trench:

Depending on the shape of what it was struck through? Still waiting for better images.

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