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Question on what I think is a mint error on a Lincoln cent

a1bigtunaa1bigtuna Posts: 12
edited December 29, 2023 11:44AM in Q & A Forum

I have a Lincon penny that I got around 1955/56 in some rolls of pennies. It is after 1914 (no VDB on reverse) and there is no date on it. I have looked at it with high power glass and can not see any sign of any scrufs, marks, etc to remove the date. Where would I look to see if this is a real/valid coin error?


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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum
    Post a full, clear picture of both sides of the coin plus a closeup of the date area
    and someone here should be able to help you. Without pictures we would just be guessing.

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    Here is as good a pic as I can muster:

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭

    It is possibly be a partial grease filled die error.

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    Thanks, is there any source or place I can get a determation?

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No VDB on the reverse means that it's from the later half of 1909 onwards, not 1914 and onwards,

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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would think that it is a greased filled die. if you want a better opinion, I suggest you take it to a coin shop or a coin show. Some one at one of these locations can give you a more definite opinion.

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