196 Lincoln Cent Error Question

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Stewart, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart Searcher of the Unique

    I am Getting into uncharted territory for me but trying to learn
    If anyone has an idea what may have caused this I would be very grateful
    for some help identifying what caused it. Not sure what the last number in the date possibly a "65"

    Thank You


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  3. nss

    nss Gold Plated Member

    Odd looking coin.

    On the obverse, it almost looks like there is a cut all the way around the edge. Notice the L of LIBERTY is gone, and the tops of IN GOD WE TRUST cut off.
  4. cman

    cman Junior Member

    Im with you nss. It does look like a clear coating has been applied. Other than that I have no idea what could be the cause of this. Maby die deterioration? Im not sure
  5. fishaddicit

    fishaddicit Senior Member

    I would say a dryer job, just my opinion.
  6. Stewart

    Stewart Searcher of the Unique

    The rim is in good shape except for 4 to 5:30 and from 7 to 10:00 on the obverse
    The reverse shows the copper actually starting to split from 1:00 all the way around to 11:00 on the reverse
    I would think something like a dryer would damage the rim also. Thoughts,Opinions

  7. jon67

    jon67 Loves Lincoln's

    i concur with fish that one spent some time in a dryer
  8. foundinrolls

    foundinrolls Roll Searching Enthusiast

    It is definitely a "dryer coin"

  9. Stewart

    Stewart Searcher of the Unique

    Thank You very much for the help with this coin.:thumb:
    Not sure why I have never ran across one of these
    In all the years of collecting I have come across
    a wide variety of Post Mint Damage. But this is the first time
    I have run across a Dryer Coin. Will save it for a teaching tool.
    Coin is now appropriately marked "PMD Dryer Damage"

    Thanks Again

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