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What's with all the 1919 Lincolns on ebay?

No mint mark $2000 , $900, $860 etc.
Some kind of scam or something?
I have a 1919 Lincoln no mint mark and I don't think it's worth more than 25c.
Nice way to bring collectors into the scene.
Unless I'm missing something here.

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Blame Youtube.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since the mint started putting the P on coins in '68 (?) people today think they have something rare and an error if it doesn't have a mint mark. No, you're not missing anything.
    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You’re not missing anything, believe it or not some people pay 10-13$ for a roll of 1983 zinc cents on eBay as well.

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    Great Southern has a 1919 "O" . Very rare. Current bid: $9.95 as of 1/8/23

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have two 1919 cents on my shelf next to my computer... one I got in change a couple of months ago, and another I found in an old roll of wheat cents. Cheers, RickO

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not sure but I've also noticed an influx of "no mint mark" coins on eBay with stupid prices on them.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1919 cents are very common. They make for a great promotional hype item.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • droopyddroopyd Posts: 5,381 ✭✭✭

    I saw some of these too, I just don't get it.

    Re 1919 cents being common -- when I was a kid back in the 60s, someone must have turned a solid roll or two of 1919-S cents in to the bank. Suddenly one day our school cafeteria was awash in 1919-S cents (nothing else remotely old). I snagged 6 but my brother got the best one, a solid XF.

    Me at the Springfield coin show:
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    60 years into this hobby and I'm still working on my Lincoln set!
  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm guessing someone posted or spoke about Blay's 1919 Lincoln on social media and of course everyone now assumes they are uber valuable.

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    I'm guessing someone posted or spoke about Blay's 1919 Lincoln on social media and of course everyone now assumes they are uber valuable.

    ^^^This^^^

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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