Need opinions on this 1994 Double Strike Lincoln

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by VDBforDave, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. VDBforDave

    VDBforDave Lincoln Error Collector

    I recently got this coin into my collection of many double strikes, and what seems to be different about this compared to the vast majority of mine is this: On the obverse, you can clearly see the double strike, however, on the reverse, it seems to me like a blank coin slammed it, therefor spreading the word "CENT" and not overlapping a second image of the coin. Tell me if I'm correct, and if so, a possible value of this coin? Is this one rarer than most double strikes? Thanks folks!

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  3. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    I'm thinking its an off center die cap but do not know for sure.

    I do know that these things can sometimes get all jammed up in the coining press producing some rather interesting groupings of coins.
  4. Kid_Collector

    Kid_Collector Member

    I love multiple strike coins! one of these days i'll find one in a slab and buy one.
  5. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    That's a cool coin. It helps to understand how it came to be.

    Your coin was struck normally (Strike #1) and ejected from the coining chamber. Then a blank planchet entered the coining chamber but your coin remained partially in the coining chamber over the blank planchet. When the obverse die struck the next coin (Strike #2) it made a second strike on the part of your coin that was still in the coining chamber. The obverse die struck the obverse of your coin but the reverse of your coin was struck by the blank planchet. So the reverse die did not strike that portion of your coin because the blank planchet was between your coin and the reverse die. A partial brockage was the result. The reverse of your coin was distorted by the blank planchet in the collar. And your coin also left a reverse image on the coin in the collar (also a partial brockage).
  6. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    The proper attribution for the error would be "double struck w/ partial brockage". :thumb:

    Value? Ehh, $20-$30 would a fair estimate depending on where you were to sell.

    -Brian
  7. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    A lot of these double strikes don't fit into the slabs, so if you do get one, it'll probably be a very minuscule error compared to this one. And I think "Why slabbed?"
  8. VDBforDave

    VDBforDave Lincoln Error Collector

    Great explanation Hobo, thank you. Just one question. Is this type of a double strike more rare than others? Also meaning...should this one be sent to PCGS?

    My local dealer had an exact coin like this, just the opposite. And it was also a Susan B. Anthony dollar. It was in a PCGS slab, graded, and certified. The difference was on the Susan B, the date on the front was pressed larger, instead of my coin having the word CENT enlarged. My dealer had a pricetag of 1000 bucks on it.

    So is it more rare?
  9. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    #1 - I would venture to say about 50% of the late-90s double struck Lincoln cents also include partial brockages.

    #2 - Cost of the submission fees would likely total out to more than the coin is truly worth. Having errors attributed by PCGS is pretty expensive.

    Yes. Susan B. Anthony double-struck coin are indeed rare, and they do fetch sums close to what your dealer friend is asking.

    Infact, I saw an apx. 70% off-center flipover double-struck SBA dollar - uncertified - realize almost $1200.00 on eBay last week. :eek:

    -Brian
  10. VDBforDave

    VDBforDave Lincoln Error Collector

    Ok makes sense now. Thanks for all the info!
  11. robbudo

    robbudo Indian Error Collector

    way more than $20 to $30. I'd say 50 - 100.
  12. VDBforDave

    VDBforDave Lincoln Error Collector

    That's more like it. Do you mind explaining why?
    Most single strikes sell for 7-15 bucks. I know this.
    Doubles usually around 15-30? I may be wrong?
    So why is this coin in your opinion 50-100

    Thanks robbudo
  13. VDBforDave

    VDBforDave Lincoln Error Collector

    After reading this again, it made me wonder. Does this mean there is a duplicate opposite of this exact coin?
  14. bkozak33

    bkozak33 Collector Supporter

    how does that coin get into the hands of a collector? does mint sell them, mint bags?, how?
  15. VDBforDave

    VDBforDave Lincoln Error Collector

    Mint bags indeed.
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    VDBforDave Lincoln Error Collector

  17. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    That's a retail estimate. Nothing commands "retail" these days... ;)

    The figure I quoted was something that the OP could flip the coin for quick... Without sitting on it or throwing it on eBay in an endless B.I.N.

    -Brian
  18. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    Well the ebay one has multiple dates. 1 3/4, scratch that, 1 5/8 dates while yours has 1, and the ones with multiple dates are "better" as in, more desirable. Or maybe it would be better to say, more desired. oh, and yours is a zincoln, and I personaly (don't know if the world agrees) would rather a copper one. Someone else might elaborate on this
  19. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator

    it's 95% copper, PCGS graded and in MS62 to top it off.

    Here's mine. I got it for about $13 on ebay.

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  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    There is no brockage on the OP coin The OTHER coin would have a partial brockage but the OP coin would be better described as Double struck with partial indent. A brockage is formed when the piece is struck between a die and a previously struck coin. An indent is when a piece is struck between a die and a blank planchet.
  21. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney New Member

    While I don't know what these kinds of things are worth, keep in mind that that one's not "going for" $295 unless it sells for that. He could have it listed for $295,000 if he wanted. You're better off checking completed listings.

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