1968 D Lincoln error

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  1. Ernesto Pulido

    Ernesto Pulido Active Member

    I found a 1968 D Lincoln penny and it looks real clean I mean super clean and shiny. I see a D over D on the mint mark and maybe some doubling some help from the experts would be greatly appreciated thank you guys. Looking forward to your thoughts.
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Mint Mark probably a Minor die chip (worn die issue)

    I see circulation marks in different areas.
     
  4. Ernesto Pulido

    Ernesto Pulido Active Member

    In the center of the D is nothing?
     
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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  7. Ernesto Pulido

    Ernesto Pulido Active Member

    Can some one take a closer look.
    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.
     

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  10. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Die Deterioration.

    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.
     
  11. Reid Morgan

    Reid Morgan Member

    Thanks Clawcoin for the detailed explanation. I can see MD on "IN GOD WE TRUST"
     
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  12. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Circulated but still in pretty nice shape for it's age, IMO.
     
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  13. RonSanderson

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    @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.

    01c 1968 full 01.gif
    01c 1969 full 01.gif

    No reason to change the reverse - those masters were only 10 years old at the time.
     
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