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Anyone have seen this 1983D penny error

acadienacadien Posts: 628 ✭✭✭
edited September 6, 2022 8:26AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Die crack on observe from rim to rim



  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭✭

    First, this is a US coin and belongs in the US coins forum, not the World and Ancients forum (I have requested it be moved).

    Second, a die crack on a coin doesn't "look like a crack". It looks like an anti-crack, a raised line. This line "looks like a crack" and isn't raised, so it's not a die crack.

    Given that it's an early Zincoln, I'd assume it's some kind of flaw with the plating.

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  • AbehunterAbehunter Posts: 286 ✭✭✭

    I agree

  • acadienacadien Posts: 628 ✭✭✭

    In this case, designation is only used for "major" planchet flaws. This coin has minor flaw , therefore do you agree that the coin has no value.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @acadien .... The term is 'obverse' not 'observe'.... might be a typo, but wanted to make sure you knew. I agree with minor flaw. Small or no numismatic premium. Cheers, RickO

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    here is some useful info
    Are Die Cracks Valuable ? How Do You Know It's Die Crack Or Delamination ?

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s not a die crack- it’s a scratch from rim to rim –

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
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  • Looks like a cracked planchet to me

  • acadienacadien Posts: 628 ✭✭✭

    Planchet defect would or could be legitime. On the other hand, the answers coming from above come from people who actually master the mistakes much more than me. Thank you all, stay healthy.

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