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by Maineman750
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: 1986 D Lincoln Date Error: Backwards "L"986 D: Any Help??
Replies: 9
Views: 2140

Re: 1986 D Lincoln Date Error: Backwards "L"986 D: Any Hel

cableman wrote:Try using a toothpick and press lightly on the area and see if it depresses.If it does,it's a bubble.
That's a good trick....but not if you want to save it. As mentioned above...not valuable, but I always say collect what you like and learn from it.
by Maineman750
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: General US Coin Forum
Topic: March Madness Contest : Closed
Replies: 34
Views: 6875

Re: March Madness Contest

I'll add my most valuable find from circulation.I won't tell you which variety it is, but it broke a record at auction in 2011 when it sold for $2900...not especially pretty, but it was a beautiful thing when I first saw it lol:
by Maineman750
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: 1986 D Lincoln Date Error: Backwards "L"986 D: Any Help??
Replies: 9
Views: 2140

Re: 1986 D Lincoln Date Error: Backwards "L"986 D: Any Hel

Probably a linear plating blister. An accident such as a backwards L cannot happen in the die making process because the design is transferred from the master die (without going into detail). The only backwards misplaced letter would be from a dropped letter, but that would be incuse, not raised.
by Maineman750
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: 1956-D/D 001 Lincoln Cent
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: 1956-D/D 001 Lincoln Cent

No need for markers Daniel...nice find !
by Maineman750
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: 1974D Penny - A crooked mintmark Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: 1974D Penny - A crooked mintmark Question

Since MM were added to the die by hand until 1990, this is actually considered within tolerance. I've seen this one and a 1987 that is just as bad.
by Maineman750
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: 1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-012
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

Re: 1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-012

Gotcha Daniel ! exact match for die states will never be science Guess you know how busy I've been Daniel...websites are a constant source of work..lol At least I did enjoy the FUN show and the warm weather for a bit. That B is an easy way to id MDD...but close ups of it are best...I'm just guessing...
by Maineman750
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: 1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-012
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

Re: 1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-012

i do not hugeeyes this as an "exact" match also for the current 'listed vars'. Are you saying you attributed it incorrectly on your original post ? One thing to keep in mind is to take photos with your camera parallel and perpendicular to the camera.Angles will distort what others are seeing....mak...
by Maineman750
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: 1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-012
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

Re: 1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-012

This doesn't appear to be from the master die doubling,although I believe there was at least one doubled die created from the doubled master. There were two master dies in 1972 so you will see about half of them that look like this picture. My favorite and easiest PUP is the humped B in LIBERTY. Nic...
by Maineman750
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: Two Of The Most Common 'Early Date' Error Coin Mistakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

Re: Two Of The Most Common Error Coin Mistakes

For modern coinage,it's a little more complicated than that Daniel. The Master Hub creates a few Master Dies, which in turn create many Working Hubs, which are then used to create lots of Working Dies. I only point it out so that people understand where the term Hub Doubling comes from.
by Maineman750
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Mint Errors and Varieties Forum
Topic: My first Dropped Letter Mint Error?
Replies: 18
Views: 2683

Re: My first Dropped Letter Mint Error?

Don't feel bad...my goal is to be right at least half the time..you're way better than that. :thumbsup: