1953 Penny: Lincoln busted his noggin!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by WriterIN, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. WriterIN

    WriterIN New Member

    Hi all:

    Is this PMD or a really entertaining die crack?

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    Thanks in advance!
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  3. rdwarrior

    rdwarrior Junior Member

    Might be a lamination?, is the "crack" raised or inset?.
  4. WriterIN

    WriterIN New Member

    It's an inset. not terribly deep though, but deep enough to expose non-burnished surface and start the oxidation process anyhow.
  5. Trants4md

    Trants4md Member

    Almost as if it cracked the Planchet at striking from the top down view, I have seen some very similar before. Not sure if I might have one just about the same in the stacks somewhere. Looks familar for sure. I am thinking the one I have in mind is from about this same era...
  6. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    forty years later... 1993

  7. WriterIN

    WriterIN New Member

    Dollar, that coin looks like the line is raised rather than mine which is inset. If it is raised you've got a *great* example of a die crack. I think transt4 is right about my coin, that it resulted from a split planchet. You've got a beaut, though.
  8. Trants4md

    Trants4md Member


    I agree dollar, this is clearly a great example of a cracked die...
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