Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Ernesto Pulido, Dec 9, 2019.
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I see circulation marks in different areas.
You can compare your coin here for RPM.
http://www.varietyvista.com/02b LC RPMs Vol 2/RPMs 1968D.htm
I took better close ups.
And I'm not sure if its doubling or MD
On the back of Lincolns suit.
And I'm not to sure, but I think I see something on the forehead and Nose.
Thanks in advance.
also notice how the tops of IGWT are smooshed into the rim.
1968 was the last year of the old 1916 master hub/dies used to make all those working dies from 1916 to 1968.
From Master Hub/Die overuse, the lettering encroached up against the rim, was common for that era. The master hub was mushing and spreading really badly. As the hub spreads out the lettering moves further and further out from the center. Then when they would turn the dies down to the proper diameter the lettering was crowding into the rim. In 1969 they finally junked the old master die and created a brand new one with lower relief, smaller bust, and the lettering moved in closer to the center.
@Clawcoins pointed out the redone dies, which I never realized. Yet, the evidence was right in front of me, as shown in these photos. Check out the old and new lettering around the rims. The new detail in the beard is very sculptural, too.
No reason to change the reverse - those masters were only 10 years old at the time.
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