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New "speared" Lincoln variety

ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭

Ok, I'm kidding! But I was going through my old error and variety/oddity stuff and forgot I had this Lincoln. He appears to be speared from his shoulder to the date. It looks much more dramatic in hand. I believe it is just a zinc plating issue that many of the first "Zincolns" were afflicted with. The line is raised quite dramatically. You can also see raised lines in the right field. Anyway, enjoy.




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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep, significant linier plating bubble, not an error but I have been monitoring a few facebook Lincoln cent groups and no doubt that several people would pay big bucks for it. I've never seen so many clueless individuals as I have on FB, the amount of misinformation on there is staggering.

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    LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They didn't have dryer sheets back then and that is one bad case of wrinkles. Pretty cool looking.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The early years on zincs are horrible. I don't even looks for them

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep, you can probably pop those plating blisters with a toothpick

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