1909 VDB matte proof

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by James R, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. James R

    James R Active Member

    Mirror knife rims, matte finish.

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  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Show the 'imperfect G' in a good photo.
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  5. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Why touching with ungloved paws?
  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I have never used gloves. Holding a coin by the third side is more than acceptable.
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Actually, it is very easy for a coin to slip from between your fingertips when you're wearing gloves. I'd hate to drop a valuable coin and put a big ding on the edge if it hit a hard surface.
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  8. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    A good image of the obverse and reverse would certainly help. There are other diagnostics beyond the G.
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  9. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow puts on Kitten Mittens when handling coins of luster.
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  10. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Let us see the main diagnostics, the hairline die scratches in front of the nose and crescent die chip on the reverse. Many uncirculated non proof Lincoln’s also have sharp, mirror like rims that are thicker than normal.

    Only the Proof 1909 VDB has all of the above.
  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    More pic's please...
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  12. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    And why in a car? :panda:
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  13. Kurisu

    Kurisu Supporter! Supporter

    My simplest observation is that the rims don't look thick enough and I seem to be seeing some 'railroading' (doubling) on the rim. The fields also don't appear as smooth as a proof to me.

    Need larger sharper images to tell for sure...then we can check some of the other diagnostics as well...lots of pennies of all ages end up with shiny edges.

    Also...same question...why in a car? lol
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    There was no sound on the videos I watched, so I'm confused; is there a question or did the OP just want to show us he could film a coin while driving. Did he really expect a confirmation from those videos?
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  15. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Besides not showing any of the known diagnostics, the rim on this coin doesn’t appear to be sharp and squared on the inside or outside. I see them as beveled not razor sharp.
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  16. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    being the novice that I am this is why I like CT so much. I wasn't aware of the 1909 Matte Proof LWC and this post drove (no pun intended) me to search further. I am now more knowledgeable due to this post, my web search, and a new website find i.e. Pats Lincoln Cent Collection. And I didn't even know Abe could drive a car! Thanks for the post.
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  17. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I know you don't know me, @James R, but just trust me on this one. That's not how you show a 1909 VDB Matte Proof, if you want to be taken seriously.
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Show us a picture. I wanna see if yours matches mine.
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