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Die break? Shattered Die? Struck through? PMD?

What does this look like to you? Has die cracks from rim to rim but appears to be struck through?!

This is a 1998 Lincoln Penny. (zinc)

Mint Error? This doesn't look like P.M.D. to me...


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  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Although your photos are fairly good,
    it's hard to tell from a photo if the dark lines are raised areas (from die cracks), or just changes in color.
    I don't see the lines on top of the columns/pillars, so I don't think they are die cracks.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 22,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    struck thru maybe?

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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 28,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can’t tell anything about the lines from the photos, but the obvious environmental damage makes me wonder if the two are connected.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 3,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So if the thing that runs from 4 to 10 on the rev is a trough, then you probably have a strike thru. Discoloration might just be from circulation. Would like to see the obv. Peace Roy

  • rickoricko Posts: 75,261 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the anomaly from 4 to 10 is not a stain, and is actually depressed, it could be a planchet flaw. I believe a strike through would be apparent on the columns if that were the cause. Cheers, RickO

  • @Namvet69 said:
    So if the thing that runs from 4 to 10 on the rev is a trough, then you probably have a strike thru. Discoloration might just be from circulation. Would like to see the obv. Peace Roy

    Just checked it and it's definitely a trough and not raised like a die crack which I first thought.

    I'm thinking definite struck through.

    @Namvet69 said:
    So if the thing that runs from 4 to 10 on the rev is a trough, then you probably have a strike thru. Discoloration might just be from circulation. Would like to see the obv. Peace Roy

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 1,162 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coindude88 said:

    @Namvet69 said:
    So if the thing that runs from 4 to 10 on the rev is a trough, then you probably have a strike thru. Discoloration might just be from circulation. Would like to see the obv. Peace Roy

    Just checked it and it's definitely a trough and not raised like a die crack which I first thought.

    I'm thinking definite struck through.

    @Namvet69 said:
    So if the thing that runs from 4 to 10 on the rev is a trough, then you probably have a strike thru. Discoloration might just be from circulation. Would like to see the obv. Peace Roy

    Wow. Look at the zinc rot on the obverse

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  • @Oldhoopster said:

    @coindude88 said:

    @Namvet69 said:
    So if the thing that runs from 4 to 10 on the rev is a trough, then you probably have a strike thru. Discoloration might just be from circulation. Would like to see the obv. Peace Roy

    Just checked it and it's definitely a trough and not raised like a die crack which I first thought.

    I'm thinking definite struck through.

    @Namvet69 said:
    So if the thing that runs from 4 to 10 on the rev is a trough, then you probably have a strike thru. Discoloration might just be from circulation. Would like to see the obv. Peace Roy

    Wow. Look at the zinc rot on the obverse

    I know what a bummer. Would you say a reverse strike through tho?

  • JBKJBK Posts: 7,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 20, 2020 2:10AM

    There should never be any confusion between a die crack and a struckthru. One is raised and one is incuse.

    Your cent might have some sort of error but with all that environmental damage I am automatically suspicious that it is PMD until proven otherwise.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 3,508 ✭✭✭✭

    If it was a strike through, enough to depress the fields (indicating the strike through object was not retained), then shouldn't the columns also be affected? They show no sign of a strike through and show strong details.

    If it was a strike through, and the object struck was retained... then the fields should be flat. The fields would also be flat if it is a planchet flaw such as a retained lamination?

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  • RexfordRexford Posts: 637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Plating bubble

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't tell.

  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 17,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The obverse shows plating issues, so I'm sure the reverse has them as well. The environmental damage probably includes some staining and even corrosion that could give the impression of a ridge if poked with a stick. As mentioned, the detailed in the alleged struck-through area is too sharp.

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