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Can Anyone Help Me With What May Have Happened To This Lincoln Cent?

 
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Your coin looks to match number 6 in the list of Dirty Dozen Damages. Even though there is no premium value to these, you might try to find a nice example of each.

1) discoloration - stains from coffee, or environmental damage from being buried, heated, etc.
2) scrapes over much of the coin - damage from sliding on pavement, a parking lot coin
3) coin bent or edges not round - it has been smashed with a hammer
4) coin blank on all or most of one side - someone sanded it down
5) mirrored lettering - a vise job, a coin squeezed against another in a vise
6) rough, pebbly surfaces - coin that received an acid bath
7) smooth rims, smaller diameter - has been trapped rolling inside a dryer, a " dryer coin"
8) clear mounds on coin - glue that has dried transparently
9) small indentations in the shape of the letter D - marks left by the impact of the reeded edge of another coin
10) large blisters - coin exposed to high heat, such as in a campfire
11) shapes, often letters or numbers, not indented or raised - Pareidolia (like animal shapes in a cloud)
12) a circular scrape just inside the rim - "ring of death" caused by a coin rolling machine

Don't despair! Error coins remain ready to find from circulation, but they are outnumbered by unusual looking coins that merely have been damaged. If you can imagine a way to change an undamaged coin into one like you see, that's probably exactly what happened to it. Changes to a coin after it leaves the mint's striking chamber are considered post mint damage, or PMD, and have no premium value.
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Thank you for that info
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 Posted 01/26/2023  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it might have been a lucky pocket piece.
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 Posted 01/26/2023  11:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acid trip is a good bet.
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 Posted 01/26/2023  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm on board with exposure to acid--and not a short exposure at that. Fun curiosity.
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 Posted 01/26/2023  3:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My vote is for an acid bath/damage, post mint.
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 Posted 01/26/2023  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need a weight. I think there is too much coin there for acid. As Dearborn said tumbling maybe a rock tumbler?
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Rock tumbler or sandblasted?
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I'm on team sea glass with @dear on this one. At least we can all agree it is damage though.
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