1943 Lincoln Cents with many Die Cracks

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by edduns, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    Just wondering why so many die cracks?
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Neato.

    Why so many die cracks? Well, this is mere speculation on my part, but I assume the steel in these was harder than the regular copper (bronze) composition of previous years, so maybe they had increased attrition on the dies as a result?

    Don't know this for sure. That's just my assumption.
     
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  4. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    That's what I would assume too. I have often wondered how the dies held up during the 1943 cent production verses other years. If they had to replace the dies a lot more frequently or not. I have never seen any literature on the subject...but my guess is they did.
     
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Pretty coin, @edduns. And it's all you say it's cracked up to be. :)
     
  6. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    I guess it is just a worn out die - the strike looked so good that is why I hesitated about a worn die. Thanks All. Ed
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