1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

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1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

#1 Unread post by BillRuebush » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:42 am

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

#2 Unread post by Daniel » 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.

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

#3 Unread post by Paul » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:15 am

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.
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hugeeyes the 'missing' device detail here
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Re: 1975 D error Cent date is missing most of one

#4 Unread post by BillRuebush » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:25 pm

Being altered, does that make it collectible?

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

#5 Unread post by Paul » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:50 am

NO ...

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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

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

#6 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:18 am

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?

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

#7 Unread post by BillRuebush » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:54 am

Just contact marks on Lincoln's eye. The 9 and 7 are a bit thicker then normal. And the E in WE not sure?

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

#8 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:33 am

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.

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