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1985D Linc.cent off center strike/offset rotation/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:46 am
by astralea1692
This one I acquired , but cannot find one similar anywhere..yet, & I've looked lots!!! Anyhelp would be grand!! Off center strike, offset rotation, double stamping, Found the D mm, after looking through digital microscope pic.s, Also has some bubbles & sm. holes[not all the way through it], along with some sliding gashes & possibly foreign matter..grease? It came as AUBN..but no papers. Help...please. Thanks, astralea1692

Re: 1985D Linc.cent-broadstrike/offset strike/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:39 am
by PALH1
these are referred to as an "OFF CENTER STRIKE"....

:eureka:
being able to make out the 'date & mm', is always a +

Re: 1985D Linc.cent-broadstrike/offset strike/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:27 pm
by PetesPockets55
Can't really tell if there might be remnants of a clash or die gouge on the reverse also. In bay 10 & 11 (counting from the left) there is extra metal, slightly off-horizontal.

Re: 1985D Linc.cent-broadstrike/offset strike/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:54 pm
by Daniel
This is an off center strike that is also damaged and has some corrosion around the Mint mark.

Re: 1985D Linc.cent-broadstrike/offset strike/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:51 pm
by astralea1692
Thanks, All!!! I do know I posted the term wrong--realized it after I was in bed...lol. Kind of brain dead from all the searching & reading online yesterday. Seriously, I really wanted answers & am elated to get yours!! And Yes, Petespockets...you noticed what I didn't point out, thanks!! Appreciate all of your feedbacks & help. Also, Mr. Daniel...I will double check again-but am pretty certain most is not from post mint damage, maybe a little, but it's had me confused for a long time now-so yep, I'll look real hard & while more alert!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Re: 1985D Linc.cent-broadstrike/offset strike/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:59 pm
by Daniel
When you have made this your life study and wrote articles, phone apps and website material and study mint errors and varieties everyday, it is a bit difficult for a novice to realize how easy it is for me to discern damage from a mint error. When you understand the mint error process as I do then you can say 100% what error can happen to a coin and if it is damage or not.

Your coin is off center but is is also damaged. A damaged error is worth less.

Re: 1985D Linc.cent-broadstrike/offset strike/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:43 am
by astralea1692
Thank you, Mr. Daniel..hope to be where you are someday...really! And in reference to Mr. Pete's response, I am adding two more photos of the rev., zoning in more on the bays of Memorial...hope it helps! Thanks again!! I really enjoy this site!

Re: 1985D Linc.cent off center strike/offset rotation/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:22 am
by Daniel
The 1985-D is a copper plated, zinc planchet and sometimes there's gas occlusions or plating bubbling that is caused by trapped gas in between the plating and the planchet that expand after the strike.

Often these burst and expose the zinc which oxidizes "white" then turns black and the same can happen if the copper plating is scratched deep enough. This is what you're seeing on this coin and around the mint mark.

Re: 1985D Linc.cent off center strike/offset rotation/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:48 pm
by astralea1692
Well thank you! I'll try and look for this now that the process of this copper plating zinc, has been explained more in depth. Helpful for sure! Thanks!!

Re: 1985D Linc.cent off center strike/offset rotation/dd stamping/both sides & more

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:56 pm
by Daniel
But it doesn't add value to the coin.