1957 Lincoln Cent Errors?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by BSCoinbank, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. BSCoinbank

    BSCoinbank Member

    Helllo everyone!
    I found this 1957 Lincoln Penny in pocket-change a while back. My first impression was that someone's finger prints was left on the planchette somehow during the minting process. I am new to coin-roll hunting.

    Any ideas or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Some touched it with their grubby fingers sometime during its 62 years of life. Shame.
  4. BSCoinbank

    BSCoinbank Member

    Thanks furryfrog02. I tried wiping it with a dry cloth, but nothing. The prints are imbedded.
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    They will eventually etch themselves into the coin. Unfortunately your coin is just damaged.
    A dip in acetone may help but I don't know at this point.
  6. BSCoinbank

    BSCoinbank Member

    Thanks again!
  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I don't think it was done at the mint.
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