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Interesting 1909-S-VDB Lincoln Cent On eBay

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ugh! No laminations for me.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, it looks like someone did some yanking on that strip, that right side piece looks like it will come off in a straight line from the 9 to the rim.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From the pics, it looks like it may have just fallen off while it was in circulation. If it had help, some non-collector may have played with it after he received it in circulation.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,800 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2024 7:53AM

    Pricing these error key dates is always interesting. To an error coin collector a premium. To a non error collector it's damage. Would be great to buy the error keys as damage,reduced price in relation to a key price. But usually does not work out that way with the dealer, once interest is shown by the error coin collector.

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  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,898 ✭✭✭✭

    Key date coins with major errors become something of a white elephant as a result. If I were shopping for an SVDB, I wouldn't want a lamination error. If an error collector wants it, they'll probably have to pay up, because the seller can probably truthfully say, find another of this date with that error. :smile:

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like others have said, lamination on a key date coin hurts the coin in my view. If it was a common date wheat it might be worth a few extra bucks but not on a key to me.

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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lamination flap may have caught on something while in circulation and been pulled up naturally. We don't know.

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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    this does explain why so many early S-mint Indian and Lincoln cents have "woody" appearances!!!!

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  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it. First I've seen with a lam peel this large. If it isn't unique I should think that it's nearly so.


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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is what it is. I don't like the lamination but that's a genuine 1909-S V.D.B. for anyone who needs it.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • ArkieArkie Posts: 31 ✭✭✭

    I like it -- but wish it hadn't been posted until after it sold, so that I wouldn't think about it for the next several days. After finishing off my Lincolns (complete Y+MM), I circled back around and have been filling in cherrypicker DD, RPM, etc. and in that mix lams and significant struck-throughs that are interesting. This is the earliest big random error I've seen in the Lincolns -- DD and such is more of a large mistake than a random error.

    IMO It's already over market for a 1909-S VDB in G4. With 4 days to go (@$610 now), it's likely to end up too steep for my interests. I see significant lams like this adding some premium, but others will probably think it adds a LOT to a S VDB -- more power to them if that is the case.

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