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1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:42 am
by BillRuebush
This 1975 D Lincoln cent looks like it's a little more than a weak strike the 1 is a small one and it is weak compared to the other numbers.

Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:38 am
by Daniel
This was caused by a mint employee removing clash marks, they sometimes remove or weaken design elements of the coin.

Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:15 am
by Paul
Daniel wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:38 am
This was caused by a mint employee removing clash marks, they sometimes remove or weaken design elements of the coin.
:agree:

:eureka:
hugeeyes the 'missing' device detail here

Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:25 pm
by BillRuebush
Being altered, does that make it collectible?

Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:50 am
by Paul
NO ...

:eureka:
die polishing & "touch-up's" are part of the minting process as the die wears (fatigues) down, becomes clashed, so on ... over its useful striking lifespan

Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:18 am
by PetesPockets55
What's up with Abe's eye? I know there are no DDO listings at VV, CC, or DD but is that a second eyelid or contact mark?
Also is that normal thickness on the 97 and base of the E of WE or some class 6 action?

Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:54 am
by BillRuebush
Just contact marks on Lincoln's eye. The 9 and 7 are a bit thicker then normal. And the E in WE not sure?

Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:33 am
by Daniel
All of this is the result of a mint employee not doing their job properly but this is very common on these coins. You look at enough of them and you will see patterns where certain areas will be weak and missing.