197? Lincoln Penny

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197? Lincoln Penny

#1 Unread post by Melissajo67 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Hello, I am new to this site and still learning. I have been collecting coins all my life and enjoy looking at the old, new and all different types. I have a Lincoln penny that I am trying to get some information on and would like some help. The front looks like a struck through coin and the back looks fine. Has anyone every seen one like this? Would it be worth getting it certified?
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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:14 pm

:welcome:

do you have the 'weight' of this coin ... whistling2:

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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:18 pm

Struck through late stage die cap and some will tell you it is a brokage.

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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#4 Unread post by Melissajo67 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:52 pm

No I don’t have the weight but I can try tomorrow to get it weighed. Is that important to know the weight?

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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#5 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:41 am

Welcome and interesting coin.
I think the weight helps determine the source of the anomaly by ruling out acid or other caustic substance eating away at the obverse.

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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#6 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:05 am

Struck Through Capped Die


I would say the reason it looks so distorted is that the coin was struck more than once and all mint errors are unique so they it's not going to look exactly like images you find from other sources. I can also see cupping of the rim on this coin.
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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#7 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:03 am

D, "full cap" was my thought also,......
although i DO NOT hugeeyes any 'brockage',.....in these pics

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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#8 Unread post by Melissajo67 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:18 am

Ok that makes sense.......I will see about getting it weighed today and post it this evening. Thanks so much for the help.

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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#9 Unread post by Melissajo67 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:32 am

Hi, The coin weight=3.11gr.

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Re: 197? Lincoln Penny

#10 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:07 am

:thumbsup: , i'll go with "FULL CAP" on my assessment here .... :trophy:

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