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1971 D Lincoln Penny

Can anyone explain these parallel lines running north just above the date? I'm seeing these lines quite often on the 1970 and 1971 series. THANKS!

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NO

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No (what D)

  • Sorry, I used the 1971 no mint mark as the example as it took a better picture.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭

    Just remove the D from the heading and it will make more sense.
    As far as your coin goes, they look like die scratches. Every coin struck from
    that die until it gets worn will show them.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If die scratches, as stated, they should be/look raised from the surface under magnification.

  • I will try to get a better picture, but from what I've read these marks don't look to be scratches. They are parallel lines that run in different directions.im not familiar with the process, but they look like it was something on the planchet before the process.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WhoAml said:
    I will try to get a better picture, but from what I've read these marks don't look to be scratches. They are parallel lines that run in different directions.im not familiar with the process, but they look like it was something on the planchet before the process.

    Why waste your time? No matter what it is, it's not worth anything more than 1c.

  • Knowledge is power. If I get a clear explanation of just what it is, I will stop looking at it

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WhoAml said:
    I will try to get a better picture, but from what I've read these marks don't look to be scratches. They are parallel lines that run in different directions.im not familiar with the process, but they look like it was something on the planchet before the process.

    N not likely. They would be struck out in the fields.

    They look like scratches. If raised, they are die scratches. If incuse, they are scratches.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WhoAml said:
    Knowledge is power. If I get a clear explanation of just what it is, I will stop looking at it

    Maybe spend your time studying the process.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WhoAml said:
    I will try to get a better picture, but from what I've read these marks don't look to be scratches. They are parallel lines that run in different directions.im not familiar with the process, but they look like it was something on the planchet before the process.

    Parallel lines run in the same direction.

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  • Your right. I'll get some info on the coin minting process and stop asking ignorant questions.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WhoAml said:
    Your right. I'll get some info on the coin minting process and stop asking ignorant questions.

    There's nothing wrong with asking questions. However, you admitted to not knowing the process while also spending time obsessing over these lines. It just seems like your time would better be spent studying the process. The more you understand the process, the less time you spend staring at what might be common features.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here ya go @WhoAml, here's some information that may point you in the right direction.

    "Die scratches are caused by the die being retooled or polished, transferring raised scratches to a coin's surface. These are superficially similar to incuse hairline scratches when viewed with the naked eye but under magnification it's easy to tell the difference." (From the internet)

    DIE SCRATCHES:

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