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1953 Lincoln wheat error cent

I have a 1953 d wheat Lincoln cent. I took it to a couple of shops here in town and none of them have seen the error that I have on this coin. The five in the date is filled in has anyone heard of this


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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 17, 2024 4:49PM

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    Yes, I have seen that before, good chance it's a die chip. ;)
    Photos would be needed to say anything for sure.

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    This is a picture of the error in the date the top o five filled in. My next question is it worth being graded or

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the photos. ;)

    Yes, that looks like a die chip.
    Die chips are common on the date & Liberty and most don't add any value.
    It is for sure not worth the cost of grading.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭

    Same answers as your other post on the US Coin Forum.
    Just a common die chip.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A "bar" 5 die chip.

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    ernie11ernie11 Posts: 1,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These die chips seem common on coins from the 1950's.

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    You need to find a new coin dealer. If what to wrote is true, I'll bet your dealer does not even know how a coin is made. You should join the ANA and take the correspondence course.

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing special.
    I'd put it in a 2x2 and mark on it as a die chip for future reference.

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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any precise, close up photo's ?

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