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1983 Lincoln Memorial Cent Damage - Looks Like Double Struck

 
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 Posted 11/20/2022  9:37 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any time I see a possible error coin with a lot of damage, well, I assume it is just damage. The odds of an actual error getting out into circulation and becoming a parking lot coin are pretty slim. So when I saw the obverse of this one I was suspicious given all the scrape marks, but it does quite look like a minor double strike. Then I saw the reverse, and it looks bad. My guess here is that the reverse was put on a rough surface like cement and the obverse popped with a rod or some such thing. But either way, I vote all damage for this one.

1983 Lincoln Memorial cent damage - fake double strike





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 Posted 11/20/2022  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo Boguss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse shows scrapes and scratches in addition to the smear, while the reverse shows strange speckling around the rim and bizarre pebbling at the extrusion.
Seems like a hammer job to me.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  04:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree this seems to be a manufactured error, although the missing rim on the obv is odd.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  05:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  06:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be intentional post mint damage.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good reasoning on this!
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 Posted 11/21/2022  12:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Note the pushed out area, you can see part of where the rim was in line with the normal strike. So as already mentioned, it is post strike damage. (I always share what I see is obvious, so more eyes will be able to see what I see on a coin) It makes it like I was there with you. Now you see it! Eye training helps in the search. You might save this for an educational piece to share with a new collector, or start a new collector.
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Coop, no, not even remotely is that evidence of PMD. Because the reverse shows the rim in its original position, and the rim removed from the obverse, that makes the coin perfectly suited to be an actual error coin. A minor indent to be exact.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any chance this one is underweight?
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