1964-D Lincoln Cent Several Lamination Errors & Possible Misplaced Partial S MM?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jay-D, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Jay-D

    Jay-D New Member


    Ok like I said..."I'll Be Back!" Hopefully this time with something other than post-mint damage or, more specifically, hopefully a true mint error.

    Attached hereto are pics of a 1962-D Lincoln Cent with several clear Lamination Errors including, but not limited to, the Obverse: Rim (above LIBERTY) to Back of Lincoln's Esteemed Head, below the "U" in TRUST, on right-side of Lincoln's Vest, and my main point of interest....the Lamination through the DATE & MINT MARK.

    My Question(s) are as follows:

    1) Is this an example of a Mint Error (Not Post-Mint Damage)?, and;

    2) If so, is it possible there is a secondary MM, namely, an "S" MM (or bottom-half of an "S" MM), located below and/or over the lower stem of the "9" in the Date?, and;

    3) How would I identify the RIM ERROR (above LIBERTY) that looks like an "s-turn" on a race track? (Is it a specific Error other than the Lamination that extends therefrom?), and finally;

    4) Any additional Errors present, other than the Laminations?

    As always, I humbly submit my inquiry, look forward to your valued input, and I am grateful for your time, and knowledge. This forum, it's Q&A opportunities, and the level of expertise of the responses from expert...neh...JEDI Members is truly a priceless information asset for numismatists of all levels. Thanks!
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged.. All of it :yack:

    No laminations. Those are circulation hits. All you have stated that is not PMD is surely PMD.

    - Mr. Ed
    (Specializing in collecting errors since 1985)
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Sorry, but your coin took a lot of hits while in circulation. It's PMD, not an error

    You might want to check out


    It lists pics of numerous error types and is edited by some of the top error experts in the world. Search for lamination and compare them to your coin.
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  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Dam, dam, dam, dam, damage! Sorry about the stuttering. ~ Chris
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  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Excellent pictures though! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
  7. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Well-Known Member

    Hiya @Jay-D..

    What is helping me be able to identify post mint damage, is that at a point I sat down and began to study how coins are made. What is a particular coin made of and what is (was) the actual process of minting? Once I really took time to BEGIN to understand that and saw examples of the effects on a coin as a result of various types of die (and other) damage, I began to understand that the type of 'damage' you point to on your coin could not happen at the mint. What would cause it, given the minting process? That is one of the first questions that I consider when looking at coin 'anomalies.' Just my humble, (and will always be) student input -- and I am still often wrong.

    Check this website out: http://www.error-ref.com
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Unfortunately they are all damaged.
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  9. Trkdvr

    Trkdvr Active Member

    If those are mint errors, I'm rich!!! That penny took a lot of hits from something. I'm no expert but I can tell post mint damage.
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