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2006-D Lincoln Cent With "Gem Stones" Encrusted on Surface

CoinscreazymeCoinscreazyme Posts: 3
edited June 27, 2023 5:10PM in Q & A Forum

Hello fellow collectors, I do have a question about this Lincoln cent that I found it a bank roll several years ago! Anybody has any idea of how this "stones" got encrusted on this coin! Cannot see any heat source or scratches when this process happened? I am wondering for years already about it, but so far no one can give me any idea! Thanks!
I hope I loaded the pictures?


  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s just some glitter that a kid probably stuck/glued onto it. Nothing worth commanding a premium.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: Mirabela

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 556 ✭✭✭

    Whatever the cause, it could not have happened when the coin was struck so it is some sort of damage.
    Soak it in acetone for a couple of hours and see if it comes off.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a spender.

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

  • Anybody else, with another idea? And just for the record, I am saying it once again these "Stones" are encrusted on the coin, they are flat with the coin surface! And there are no scratches or damage! Thanks all fellow collectos!

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was not done at the mint.

    Who/what/where/when it happened is just speculation. There is probably a thin layer of glue on the coin that is holding the glorified glitter in place. An acetone soak would probably dissolve it.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "I am saying it once again these "Stones" are encrusted on the coin"

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    As mentioned it's glitter on the coin not stones. ;)

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 556 ✭✭✭

    Again, please soak your coin in acetone. If they were “ stones”, then how could you have them overlapping one another. As previously mentioned, it is some sort of glitter and is in no way
    any sort of an error.

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