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Centrally located tilt, weak seating reverse 1982 Zinc 1c Small Date

RobertLahtiRobertLahti Posts: 328 ✭✭✭
edited May 19, 2022 10:20PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Centrally located doubling poor single squeeze quality examination. Tilt, doubling, plus weak tilt seating.
The right inner buffer die usually on both column spaces next to lincoln, is missing during the tilt. Lincolns upper space sees doubling going that direction and we have a weak

Proof confirmed. A small date is what we thought it looked like. A single squeeze hubbing. Like the other small dates.

We'll see...WHAT? What brought your attention...?


  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why not, it's 5:00 somewhere.

  • coinnutcoinnut Posts: 1,428 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,171 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking cent. They didn't use the "single squeeze" hubbing process in 1982. Methinks sloppy die rework.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • RobertLahtiRobertLahti Posts: 328 ✭✭✭

    We don't know when they did.
    It's not 1983. To large a doubling.
    There were times there were masters made of some, but permanent adjustment came 1996-1997.
    We just know it takes a small date to qualify.

    We'll see...WHAT? What brought your attention...?

  • streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I offer two quatloos.

    Have a nice day
  • RobertLahtiRobertLahti Posts: 328 ✭✭✭

    The US Mint admitted that by FY 85-86 they had employed Master dies among others.
    This is from Wexler Doubled Dies, "Single Squeeze Hubbing."

    We'll see...WHAT? What brought your attention...?

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

    I’ll be the guy to ask: please explain why I should care. Tell me what I’m supposed to be looking at and why it’s cool.

  • RobertLahtiRobertLahti Posts: 328 ✭✭✭

    The impression of the weak America, from the one impression even though we see the doubling snapping back into place on the column has never been a possible die. The US Mint could always strengthen the impression with the second hubbing.

    So the central doubling allows the weak, and doubling because only one impression from one squeeze.

    The blue arrow is the snapping back into alignment, while the evidence which correlates a weak impression from a tilted hub (the yellow) is seen frozen in time before the alignment found its groove again.

    It might be the only one ever evidenced.

    We'll see...WHAT? What brought your attention...?

  • RobertLahtiRobertLahti Posts: 328 ✭✭✭

    A doubled weak die.

    We'll see...WHAT? What brought your attention...?

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And silly old me thought the "weak America" was from a polished die.

    (Why do I allow myself to get sucked into this nonsense.)

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinnut said:

    "I've got a high powered scope and an imagination. "

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Electron microscope photos might help.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 7,998 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's kinda like a magic eye.... if ya stare at it long enough you can see all sorts of things. ;)

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

    @ifthevamzarockin I’ve never been able to see a single one of those. My streak with the magic eyes and magic finds continues.

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see it. It's a big ol' 420!

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