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"Floating Roof Lincoln's"

jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have been seeing an awful lot of these lately. Are they just certain years, or are they any years. I know they don't appear to be worth any extra. Just wondering why they are only recently showing up, at least as to my knowledge. I think they are associated with the weak/no FG reverse, but not sure of that. Is there a website that has information in its regards? I've read google and it pretty much says they exist, but not definitive information.
Jim


When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some YouTube hack must be pushing them in their get rich from pocket change garbage. Interesting as a heavily polished die, but nobody is going to get rich off of them.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,934 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very unimportant type of die polishing variety.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth
    Unimportant maybe but, if it accompanies the No FG variety then multiplying the dates value by 20 should give it some respect. Not for sure this is true, but have read several articles saying so. Amazing how long I have heard of the no FG coin but only recently the floating roof as an accompaniment to it. At least that has been my experience.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    @291fifth
    Unimportant maybe but, if it accompanies the No FG variety then multiplying the dates value by 20 should give it some respect. Not for sure this is true, but have read several articles saying so. Amazing how long I have heard of the no FG coin but only recently the floating roof as an accompaniment to it. At least that has been my experience.
    Jim

    i don't know how many years have FS numbers for the floaters/missing designer intiials 60s/70s (maybe 80s) but checking the usual variety sites, pcgs pops/price guide and/or auction archives for sites known for selling that kinda stuff with some criteria searching should turn up lots of info.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have found that 69 D, 71 D and 72 D have been found with no FG and the 69 D by far the most prevalent. Need to check and see who polished the dies that was fired in 1973 at the Denver Mint. :D
    All that I have read about were Denver Mint coins. Odd, but so far I can find many, many times more 37D Buffalo Nickels with 3 legs for sale than No FG Cents. Hmm.
    Haven't found others, but their maybe some. Joey, how many have you found and what dates? lol
    Hopefully, someone on the forum has already researched this and can provide concurring or refuting evidence. Below is a website provided by 1 Million Pennies Project(do not know these folks) with a cheat seat for Lincolns, again I do not know or can provide assurance as to its accuracy, hopefully someone here can.
    Jim

    http://1millionpenniesproject.blogspot.com/p/lincoln-cent-die-variety-cheat-sheet.html


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,934 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    @291fifth
    Unimportant maybe but, if it accompanies the No FG variety then multiplying the dates value by 20 should give it some respect. Not for sure this is true, but have read several articles saying so. Amazing how long I have heard of the no FG coin but only recently the floating roof as an accompaniment to it. At least that has been my experience.
    Jim

    To me, die polishing "errors"/"varieties" are all uninteresting and unimportant. They are just inferior examples of the coins involved. If you can find a cash buyer for them take the money and run. Yes, the "three leg" Buffalo nickel gets no more respect from me than the "floating roof". This has been my opinion since I first started collecting more than 60 years ago.

    All glory is fleeting.

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