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Has anyone out there heard of a Lincon cent with no date or mint mark? Post 1914 (no VDB on reverse

Have one I have had since about 1955.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mint did not make a mistake and forget the date on the die. ;)
    If they would have there would be many other examples.

    That leaves 2 options
    1) Grease filled die
    2) Altered coin (date removed)

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you can see no damage, then it's likely from a grease filled die. Interesting but won't pay off your car.

    bob :)
    vegas, baby!

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Grease filled die: Dies are stored on shelves for future use. Because the Mints were damp from all the wood heating, metal melting, etc, they covered the dies with grease to stop rust from forming. When a die was needed they took one off a shelf and wipe the grease from it and began using. Sometimes a bit of grease was left in the crevices of the die (not completely cleaned off). Then when used the coins did not get fully struck up with details missing as the metal could not flow into the die due to the grease being there already.
    hope that helps.
    bob :)
    vegas, baby!

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Certainly not rare or even scarce. Not much value. A couple of bucks, maybe to the right buyer. Not much demand for such 'errors".
    bob :)
    vegas, baby!

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]

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