1961 Lincoln cent

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  1. Coin Queen

    Coin Queen ~MINT STATE OF MIND~

    Found this in my pocket change. Looks pretty good for having some age and in circulation. My flash dulled it a lil.

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  3. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    That is a well preserved coin. Most likely it was put back into circulation recently during the great coin release that took place this past summer.
    It is cool to find a coin like that in change.
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hold it upside down and it still says 1961 :wideyed:
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice coin, definitely out of a collection. Great find.
  6. Coin Queen

    Coin Queen ~MINT STATE OF MIND~

    IMG_20190921_083243~2.jpg IMG_20190921_085404~2.jpg This is a 2018 D and was in circulation so it has a couple scratches but looks like a proof or a first strike maybe...
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  7. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    First strike is a gimmick used by tv dealers to sell common coins to fools

    It is not a proof either.

    just a newer coin with circulation wear.

    your cent from above appears to be worn down and cleaned but hard to tell from your pics.
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    You will find a lot of newer dimes that have this look. Many are struck really well.
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  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I thought it was just me. Yes they certainly do appear very well struck in comparison to other modern releases.
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  10. Coin Queen

    Coin Queen ~MINT STATE OF MIND~

    I know the pics are crappy and they definitely don't do the coin any justice having it look "worn"
    Thanks for the info. I appreciate the straight forward no bullshit approach. Sorry...
    Wasn't trying to be another fool with a nothing coin with asking dumb questions.
    It's was a nice coin thought I'd share it.
    Ill have better pics for the next one.
    Thanks again
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