1967 LMC - What is up with the R in LIBERTY?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tankkiller275, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Hey all,

    Just wondering what is up with the R in LIBERTY of this 1967 LMC? It appears as though it could be a grease-filled strike or some such. It appears as though the letter is wider than normal.

    1967 LMC LIBERTY.R.1a.oddity.1a.jpg
    1967 LMC LIBERTY.R.1a.normal.1b.jpg
    1967 LMC LIBERTY.R.1a.oddity.1a.R.jpg

    Thanks for any input.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Circulation hit.
    I call it Circulation Mushiness :yack:
    Even to one letter.
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  4. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Thanks Paddy... I mean, you see an area to many coins where it takes a rim hit and leaves gouges... I can see where something could "smoosh" a small area like a letter. I was wondering how a letter of a die filled with grease could create this anomaly, as I would imagine the letter would just be weaker rather than wider.

  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I was thinking partially grease filled die.
  6. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Pickin, thanks for the response... I wasn't sure either. I would imagine a grease filled die would not allow the metal to flow into the filled area causing a weaker looking letter. I cannot imagine the metal flowing in a manner to make it wider. I'm not sure and is why I posted my questioned, as it looked strange and I haven't seen anything like it yet...

  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Lok at the B it is not uncomon for the R to also be a different size. The size of the letters in Liberty can change dramatically even in the same year.
  8. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    I guess the T on the coin in question looks a bit wider, when compared to the other coin shown, but with a "normal" strike appearance. Just was a weird looking anomaly to me. Either way I'll put it in a 2x2...

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