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Major error eye candy #4: 1955 Double Date Lincoln Cent

jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭✭✭
I have to admit that I'm suspicious of this one. Fake double-strikes are known, produced with copy dies outside the mint. This one is a little too good. I mean really, a 1955 1c -- of all dates! -- double struck in collar with 45 degree rotation.


Major error eye candy #1: Edge strike, double struck
Major error eye candy #2: 125% struck through cloth
Major error eye candy #3: Struck through feeder finger


  • DAMDAM Posts: 2,410 ✭✭
    Pretty neat. Really would have been cool if it were the DDO too.

  • stealerstealer Posts: 3,968 ✭✭✭✭
    I would call the coin fabricated if I had to make a decision. It's too convenient that the second date shows up so well and the understrike on the reverse looks like it's barely touched by the second strike.
  • jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    << <i>It's too convenient >>

    Agreed. And yet, stranger things have happened. Also, I saw a similar 1972-dated piece many years ago that I'm pretty sure was real. As errors go, this one is both possible and plausible... and I'm still suspicious. :-)
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,541 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Me no like.
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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    << <i>How are these made outside the mint? >>

    False dies, it doesn't look right to me either
  • DD Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭
    I can't see how the coin is real.

    The portrait is flattened out at highpoints and the 1955 is only struck on a high-point of the coin. It looks hammered.

    edited: I'm sure it's "real" just not as struck by the mint.

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  • STONESTONE Posts: 15,275
    Definitely fake given how uneven the 2nd strike is!
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,535 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My first take was "where is LIBERTY" on the second strike?

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  • BustHalfBrianBustHalfBrian Posts: 4,124 ✭✭✭
    fake-ola! image But a great example of an over-strike using counterfeit dies.
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  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,454 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not for me...
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  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭
    Definitely looks fake, and reminds me of my fake 1964 multiple struck (at least 11 times) Lincoln that I own.
  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i'm not saying i think it is genuine but isn't missing design elements for in-collar double-struck coins par for the course?

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  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭

    << <i>i'm not saying i think it is genuine but isn't missing design elements for in-collar double-struck coins par for the course? >>

    Yes, but there are other diagnostics to look for.

  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,989 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks like a prime example from Spadone's book.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Send it to Fred Weinberg..... Cheers, RickO
  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭
    it's NG - false dies,as mention
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