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Neat Lincoln Cent Error… what exactly do I have here?

airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

I was chatting with a coworker today and during the conversation found a pile of change on his table, so I started going through it while we were talking. I found this cent and knew I had something! I don’t know what error it is exactly, so maybe you can help. I know there’s a super sharp clip because I almost cut myself on it. And of course while I don’t know exactly how valuable it is, I know the question isn’t if it’s valuable, but rather just how extremely valuable is it?

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  • goodmoney4badmoneygoodmoney4badmoney Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭✭

    Not enough road kill "error" posts lately? :D

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It has the WOW! factor! It's time to start promoting it. Make your own video and you are on your way! ;)

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said:
    Ohhh that is a candidate!!

    Best thing I've seen on this forum in many months! :D

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a dog chewed on it before swallowing it and pooping it out. The person picking up the poop noticed a rare coin and cleaned it off before spending.

    So list it on eBay as a

    1988 Lincoln ragged edge clip flip-over multi-struck error with a BIN of $50.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,698 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do you have a coin slot in your trac grabber?

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  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a 1788.
    Key date for the Lincoln series on top of an extremely rare error.
    You Suck!

  • TiborTibor Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:

    So list it on eBay ...

    To truly maximize value and profit, ETSY might be a better choice.
    Just sayin'. :D:D

  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks counterfeit and I think you made up the story to add to the intrigue. Shame on you!

  • raysrays Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s obviously been through the garbage disposal.

  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it was struck in a special granite collar that was then released with the coin. Yeah, that's it. Gotta be worth at least $60/sq ft, I imagine.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin has a definite case of "zinc stink".


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  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it should CAC


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  • ms71ms71 Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Registry set quality. Oops, I meant register set - the one in the floor where the cold air returns to the furnace.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did it come from an old safe in an abandoned pottery shop?? :D Such a treasure... You can say it came from the 'random desk top' hoard. :D Cheers, RickO

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe that this is one of the coins lost in the mail and subsequentially found in the rifled packages along the railroad tracks.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like your coworker picks up "pennies in the parking lot"

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pedigree please

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