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1976 Lincoln Memorial Cent/ Help With Identifying

 
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 Posted 09/20/2022  07:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Skippy72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good morning. I came across this coin in a bulk bag I bought. It's bronze and weighs 3.10 grams. It has something "Growing" on with it, as you will see to the left of the word "IN" on the obverse. There is lettering that is on the edge and carries over onto the face of the coin, like the letter "S" that is visible by "IN". Here are a few images...




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09/20/2022 07:22 am
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 Posted 09/20/2022  09:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@skip, hard to know what has attached itself to this cent over the years since it left the mint. It could be a ball of braze spatter.

Added: these are amazingly good pics by the way. Well done.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reminds me of one of those knobs occasionally found on car steering wheels from the '50s.
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Spence is it possible that it may have left the mint like that? It's the same color/tone as the coin and it's on there! As in, it's not stuck to it. It seems part of the coin. Also, what about areas like the raised "S"? The edge has areas where its not filled in and raised area's as well.. As for the pics, I'm trying to get better at them to give you guys something to work with!
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 Posted 09/20/2022  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well anything is possible, but in order for there to be a lump struck onto the surface of this coin at the mint, there necessarily would have had to have been a similar hole in the die that struck this coin. I just don't see that happening.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  7:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like this cent has been through a fire. Fire does strange things to copper. Maybe an air pocket that bubbled the copper?
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 Posted 09/20/2022  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage, sorry.
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