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1964 Lincoln mutant

FrazFraz Posts: 1,794 ✭✭✭✭✭

Good morning,
This comes from the bottom of a hoard jug started twenty-five years ago.
I have little interest in mint errors beyond, recognizing them, describing them with accuracy, and getting shed of them.

I hope that your replies teach me the jargon to describe it.

1 mm thick (less than 1/32, caliper is not tight)
21.781 grams
Color in pic is accurate
I detect little wear, but bad eyes describe.

Thank you for your time at this.


  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acid treated?

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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,794 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @privatecoin said:
    Acid treated?

    It’s gotta be that.

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    acid/chemically treated

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any chance your decimal point is off?

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 788 ✭✭✭✭

    Coin has been dipped in acid. Usually the rims are first to go plus the
    lettering is starting to get thinner. Another sign of being attacked with acid.

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,794 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you all.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coin has been LSD'd (acid) as one might of said in the 60,'s.💊

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree with the acid treated thing. I remember seeing quite a few of these in wheat cents. Kids back in the 50's would acid treat penny's in science class down to the size of a dime, then use them in candy a pop machines.

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