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1923 S Lincoln Reverse

1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

Like most collectors I was checking out the red copper from the auction. I was interested in an AU coin that wasn't related to the red copper and was comparing the strike on the 1923 S Lincolns. I noticed the O in of on the reverse looks distorted. Does anyone know if it was from worn dies or something else?



"May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

"A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does look like the middle one has some wear to the die. Not only the O but check the 'hole' of the A's, the thickness of some other letters like the U and rounded part of D.

    I checked coinfacts and found this one below with some 'bad' letters. It appears to have that effect (forget the name) of one die imparting some waviness of it's design on the other through long term striking.

    Okay, found it finally here.

    https://www.error-ref.com/progressive-indirect-design-transfer/

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The above is typical of a San Francisco struck overused and very mushy reverse mated to nice, new obverse.

    It's the type of thing that the late David Lange used to point out all the time about Buffalos and Cents from SF.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like die wear to me.... Supports the information above by @BuffaloIronTail. Cheers, RickO

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    1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's the one I bought from the auction - AU58. I overpaid a little but I'm glad I won it. Waiting for it to show up in the mail.


    "May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

    "A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown
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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,576 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1Mike1 said:
    Here's the one I bought from the auction - AU58. I overpaid a little but I'm glad I won it. Waiting for it to show up in the mail.

    I like it, looks like a superior strike for the date. So many early 20s cents look like they were struck through mud.

    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

    "Keep in mind that most of what passes as numismatic information is no more than tested opinion at best, and marketing blather at worst. However, I try to choose my words carefully, since I know that you guys are always watching." - Joe O'Connor

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