1963 d Lincoln cent

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Laurie Walker, May 18, 2018.


Is this coin considered a mint state

  1. Is this coin in mint state condition

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  2. Should I have a graded

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  1. Laurie Walker

    Laurie Walker New Member

    I have what I do believe to be a mint State Lincoln cent can someone help me out with this the coin is very red and shiny and doesn't have any staining or any noticeable gouges or deep scratches

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  3. Dave363

    Dave363 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Cointalk
    IMO you have a normal circulated coin if it where mine I wouldn't send it in. JMO
  4. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    First, welcome to the forum, but definitely not mint state. Worth a few cents at most.
  5. Laurie Walker

    Laurie Walker New Member

    OK ,well I just got done watching the YouTube video by blue ridge silverhound about the 1960's coins ,wasn't sure ! the pic is also taken thru some pretty scratched up plastic but thanks for the opinion .
  6. Dave363

    Dave363 Well-Known Member

    IMO please don't believe everything you see on YouTube, I did when I first started and it wasn't soon I figured out my own research was the best thing. JMO
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  7. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Scratches aside, look at the lighter color on Lincoln's cheek and jaw. That is a sign of wear on the coin. A mint state coin shows no wear. Be careful about YouTube, there is a lot of hype and sometimes not much substance. Hang around here and you will learn a lot more!
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  8. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    This is what a 1960s BU cent looks like:
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  9. coinsareus10

    coinsareus10 Well-Known Member

    Take it out of the holder than post a picture.
  10. Mark Morris

    Mark Morris Active Member

    Go here to PCGS site and do a coin grading picture comparison. When i look at the coin it looks like it falls between ms63 and ms64 but it is not higher then that based on wear on the cheek https://www.pcgs.com/photograde/#/Cents and by no means is their picture guide the all be grading guide, but it helps to make determination as to if you want to send it in for grading or not. in this case unless you are putting the coin in your own set i would not. BUT I AM NEW so i know nothing yet... Good luck....
  11. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT! :)

    Well, your pics do not represent a MS or uncirculated coin, but you do it no favors taking pics through that plastic.

    Which raises another question - where/how did you obtain this coin. It's fairly unusual to see an obviously circulated coin in "sealed" plastic like that, unless it came directly from the Mint (which that one certainly did not). Normally someone would put such a coin in a "flip". So perhaps someone was trying to "fake" an MS coin???
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  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    They have to be absolutely perfect and yet not be graded worth your cost
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