1957 D Lincoln Wheat Penny-What is this Obverse Error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Rosalita, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Rosalita

    Rosalita Member

    Hi guys,

    I have this 1957 D Lincoln Wheat penny with die chips in the date and a large crack on the right side of the penny running from top to bottom rim. Can someone explain what this is?

    I see a few lamination flakes near the bottom right rim below the date.

    Thanks very much.

    1957 D Lincoln Wheat Penny (Obverse)-ccfopt.jpg 1957 D Lincoln Penny (CloseUp Crack)-ccfopt.jpg 1957 D Lincoln Wheat (Obverse) (Lamination Flakes)-ccfopt.jpg 1957 D Lincoln Wheat Penny (Obverse) (Close UpTop)-ccfopt.jpg 1957 D Lincoln Wheat Penny (Reverse)-ccfopt.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That would be a Planchet Error known as a Lamination Crack. You had half the answer!
    When you mentioned lamination flakes.
     
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Is there an added Value ?
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a nice lamination crack. It's worth a little extra but not a lot. They are nice to find and keep but the value is low.
     
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Not really. Just one of those things that is cool to keep.
     
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