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1985 Cent/ missing FG on reverse..

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:11 pm
by CopperFinger
Hi Everyone,picked up this cent from store last nite . Looks like the FG on reverse, right lower corner of Blvd. has been removed from someheavy die touch ups. Alot of heavy scratches on coin. Think this is worth saving ?? Thanks for imput...

Re: 1985 Cent/ missing FG on reverse..

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:16 pm
by PetesPockets55
Hey there. Those missing initials are an eye catcher for sure.
But I'm thinking there are at least two things going on. A heavily polished and abraded older die causing very thin/weak devices. And it looks like there was some damage (ding or gouge) at exactly the spot where the initials should be, which is hiding any remnants of the initials. It would be interesting to hang onto it for the educational reasons. Cliff

Re: 1985 Cent/ missing FG on reverse..

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:32 pm
by CopperFinger
Hi Cliff, Appericate reply. It is a tuffy with that ding right there with all the die work were done also. I thought it looked pretty interesting so I thought I would share!! Thanks Buddy...

Re: 1985 Cent/ missing FG on reverse..

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:57 pm
by Daniel
A missing FG can't have an remnant of the FG remaining and this coin seems to have some left.

Re: 1985 Cent/ missing FG on reverse..

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:24 am
by PALH1
my gotcoins: here:

...."VLDS", cracked & polished die,.....JMO

as D said.....if there were "NO DI", present on the 'die itself',.....then there CAN NOT be
'a remnant'
of it,...... :eureka: